Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: minuta: Named for its small size, from the Latin word 'minutus' for little or small.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 97536). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97536); 1.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This small species is distinguished by the following characters: males with concave, cup-shaped urogenital papilla with undulating margins; complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (pattern I); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; posterior body with four broad, dark subcutaneous bars; radiating from lower eye are three broad, dark bars and another along posterior margin of preoperculum; nape with four dark, transverse bars and a series of dark spots along dorsal midline of body; ventral pectoral-fin base with a large, dark oblong spot and two more on dorsal portion either as two separate spots or fusing into a dark oblong spot angling anterodorsally (Ref. 97536).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and S.L. Jewett, 2014. Eviota minuta, a new dwarfgoby from the Philippine Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 12:12-17. (Ref. 97536)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 861 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00289 - 0.01377), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .