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.; dalyi: Named for Ryan Daly, who photographed and collected the holotype and played a major role in surveying the fishes of the Seychelles Islands.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 16 m (Ref. 120586). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles (Amirante Islands).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking only an IT pore (Pattern 2); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; pointed pectoral-fin when depressed, branched rays 15; fifth pelvic-fin ray is present and about 20% of fourth; absence of dark markings on head; long, white anterior narial tubes; bright red-and-white markings on head and orange and yellow bars crossing the translucent body (Ref. 120586).
Found associated with either a large massive Porites coral colony or a marginal algal-covered section of the reef with a mix of rubble and hard corals (primarily Acropora spp.) (Ref. 120586).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and L. Gordon, 2019. Eviota dalyi, a new dwarfgoby from the Amirante Islands, Seychelles (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 33:9-15. (Ref. 120586)
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
= No PD50 data [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
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (23 of 100) .