Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 35 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 7°N - 11°S
Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and French Polynesia (Austral Islands); north to Japan (Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands); south to Indonesia (Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Banda, West Papua); including Micronesia (Palau, FSM [Pohnpei], and Kiribati).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602); 1.2 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent body with 6-7 broad brown bars or blotches on side; head with white marks dorsally; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape, chest and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; 7-11 branches of fourth pelvic ray; depth of body 4.5-5.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Occurs from less than 5 to between 8 and 24 m. Solitary, rests on bottom. Inhabits exposed coastal reefs and outer slopes (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2016. A key to the dwarfgoby species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota) described between 1871 and 2016. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 24:53-57. (Ref. 113727)
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
): 28.2 - 29.4, mean 28.9 (based on 744 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) .