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: bilunula: Name from Latin 'bi' meaning two and 'lunula' for little moon; referring to the two distinctive black crescent-shaped marks underneath the pectoral fin; nominative singular feminine adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 14 m (Ref. 113376). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113376); 1.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system missing only IT pore (pattern 2); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 7/7 or 8/7; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 5th pelvic-fin ray 15.9-16.4% of 4th ray; presence of a narrow dark bar at caudal-fin base; with a red line extending down from under eye to jaws; there are 5 postanal ventral-midline spots associated with subcutaneous bars; 2 distinctive black crescent-shaped marks present underneath the pectoral fin (Ref. 113376).
Collected from rubble bottom by clove oil at 13.5 m depth (Ref. 113376).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and T. Suzuki, 2016. Eviota bilunula, a new dwarfgoby from Fiji, with a redescription of Eviota flebilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 24:1-9. (Ref. 113376)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
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
): 2.9 ±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) .