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.; fasciola: Named in reference to the bands nearly encircling the trunk (Ref. 5289). More on authors: Karnella & Lachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 107299). Tropical; 30°N - 24°S
Western Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Papua New Guinea (Trobriand Islands), New Caledonia, Fiji (widely distributed but not in the S.E. Lau Grp), Tonga, Australia (Great Barrier Reef), and throughout Micronesia to Kiribati.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system; dorsal/anal-fin formula 9/8; branched pectoral-fin rays; absence of fifth pelvic-fin ray; non-fimbriate urogenital papilla; pectoral-fin base with a single dark vertical bar; the body is light with numerous dark bands on almost full depth of the body (Ref. 107299).
Inhabits shallow reef flats, secretive in corals (Ref. 48637). Common along wave-swept reef margins.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.4 - 29.4, mean 28.4 °C (based on 1153 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
): 3.1 ±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) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 372 [156, 903] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.16 [0.61, 2.33] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.9 [15.9, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.138 [0.057, 0.296] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.4 [8.3, 51.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 169 [43, 626] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.84 [1.57, 5.04] mg/100g (wet weight);