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.. More on authors: Jewett & Lachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 19°N - 23°S
Western Pacific: from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Palau; south to Australia (Great Barrier Reef and NSW); east to Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, and the Samoan Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species has a cephalic sensory-canal pore system lacking IT and POP pores; branched pectoral-fin rays branched; dorsal/anal-fin formula 9/8; with the fifth pelvic-fin ray 70% of the fourth ray (Ref. 107299).
Has been collected from depths of 0 to 31 m (Ref. 1602). Found in coastal reefs (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jewett, S.L. and E.A. Lachner, 1983. Seven new species of the Indo-Pacific genus Eviota (Pisces: Gobiidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 96(4):780-806. (Ref. 5291)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.7 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 1564 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), 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 = 352 [150, 888] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.25 [0.64, 2.54] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [16.3, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.203 [0.088, 0.429] g/100g ; Selenium = 17.7 [7.4, 42.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 203 [50, 748] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.77 [1.55, 4.76] mg/100g (wet weight);