Eviota randalli Greenfield, 2009
Randall's dwarfgoby
photo by Greenfield, D.W.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.83 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.68 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 17 m
Distribution:  Pacific: Fiji, Tahiti and Samoa Islands; Palau specimens .incertae sedis.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinct in having the following characters: D VI+I,8, A I,8; pectoral-fin rays branched, only starting with ray 10 (usually 11 or 12); cephalic sensory-pore system pattern I (complete); absence of fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray; 3-4 branches on fourth pelvic-fin ray, 3-7 segments between branches (usually 3-4); non-fimbriated genital papilla; slightly filamentous dorsal fin; 3 internal dark bars between anal-fin origin and caudal fin; lower half of pectoral-fin base with a distinct dark spot and anterior to the base is a white area (Ref. 83326). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 8/8.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.04.10

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