Eviota ocellifer Shibukawa & Suzuki, 2005
Ocellated dwarfgoby
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.84 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Ryukyu Is., Japan.
Diagnosis:  This species lacks preopercular canal and associated pores of cephalic sensory systems as with Eviota lacrimae and E. sparsa, but differs from these two in having moderately developed fifth pelvic-fin ray (10.5-18.1% of preceding ray in length) and a distinct semi-ocellated spot at the anteroventral part of first dorsal fin (Ref. 81713).
Biology:  Found resting only on the substrate at the mouth of a river in an estuary (Ref. 116739).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 23 July 2018 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.07.09

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