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.; minuta: Named for its small size, from the Latin word 'minutus' for little or small.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 97536). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97536); 1.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This small species is distinguished by the following characters: males with concave, cup-shaped urogenital papilla with undulating margins; complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (pattern I); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; posterior body with four broad, dark subcutaneous bars; radiating from lower eye are three broad, dark bars and another along posterior margin of preoperculum; nape with four dark, transverse bars and a series of dark spots along dorsal midline of body; ventral pectoral-fin base with a large, dark oblong spot and two more on dorsal portion either as two separate spots or fusing into a dark oblong spot angling anterodorsally (Ref. 97536).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and S.L. Jewett, 2014. Eviota minuta, a new dwarfgoby from the Philippine Islands (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 12:12-17. (Ref. 97536)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 861 cells).
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) .