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Etymology: Eviota: No etymology given, suggested by Christopher Scharpt: from Latin 'eu' for 'true' and 'iota' for anything very small, in combination 'truly very small' referring to it as being the smallest vertebrate at the time it has benn described by Jenkins (thus, making the suggestion by Scharpt plausible.. More on authors: Jordan & Seale.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 30 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 10°N - 23°S
Western Pacific: Vietnam, Indonesia (Moluccas), east and northward to Japan (Ryukyu Islands); east through Micronesia (Palau, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia [Yap], Kiribati [Gilbert Islands]); including New Caledonia, Samoa, and French Polynesia; south through Melanesia to Australia (Great Barrier Reef).
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 48637)
Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 8-9; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 6 - 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacks the IT pore (pattern 2); unbranched pectoral-fin rays; dorsal/anal-fin formula is 8/7; fifth pelvic-fin ray 40% of fourth ray; abdomen without the black peritoneum clearly visible externally; upper portion of pectoral-fin base with a dark spot when dead, and which is lacking or less visible in life; when alive. there is a distinctive red line running from the tip of the lower jaw back under the eye across the cheek (Ref. 107299).
Inhabits rubble of lagoon reefs (Ref. 37816). Also occurs in various reef habitats to about 15 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Occurs in small groups (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Nomi ComuniSinonimiMetabolismoPredatoriEcotossicologiaRiproduzioneMaturitàDeposizioneSpawning aggregationFecundityUovaEgg development
BibliografiaAcquacolturaProfilo di acquacolturaVarietàGeneticaFrequenze allelicheEreditarietàMalattieElaborazioneNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 338 [144, 812] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.13 [0.61, 2.25] mg/100g ; Protein = 18 [16, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.134 [0.057, 0.281] g/100g ; Selenium = 21.8 [9.1, 52.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 146 [38, 528] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.71 [1.52, 4.72] mg/100g (wet weight);