Eviota mikiae Allen, 2001
Miki's dwarfgoby
photo by Brett, O.J. / www.tropicalfavourites.com

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 25 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Seychelles (Amirante Islands), Chagos Archipelago, Maldives, Thailand (Andaman Sea), and Indonesia (Sumatra).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Pectoral fin rays simple; spinous dorsal fin moderately elongate in both sexes, second and third rays longest, fifth pelvic fin ray well developed, two-tenths to three-tenths length of fourth ray; cephalic sensory pore system lacking IT and PITO pores, and AITO pore single (except double in smallest paratype) and very small; posterior rays of second dorsal and anal fins elongate, forming a lanceolate shape; preserved specimens generally whitish with dark pigment along base of anal fin, extending along ventral edge of caudal peduncle; small dark spot usually present at lower caudal fin base; nostrils dark and pair of brown spots of variable intensity usually present on top of head, just behind eyes (Ref. 44113).
Biology:  Inhabits rich coral reef slopes with moderate tidal currents, in small groups on large coral heads (Ref. 30404, 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.07.17

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