Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
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.; santanai: Named for Connisso Antonino ("Nino Konis") Santana, a national hero in Timor-Leste's struggle for independence and who was renowned for his environmental awareness.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 8 m (Ref. 94533). Tropical
Western Pacific: Timos-Leste.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94533); 1.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacks the IT and PITO pores, AITO pore not enlarged or paired, and POP pores are small; some pectoral-fin rays are branched; dorsal/anal formula 8/8; body with 6 body bars, a black midcaudal peduncle spot centered on the last bar; occipital spot absent; color in life includes pinkish-mauve bars that are red dorsally (Ref. 94533).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and M.V. Erdmann, 2013. Eviota santanai, a new dwarfgoby from Timor-Leste (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3741(4):593-600. (Ref. 94533)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .