Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: tigrina: The specific epithet is a noun in apposition, derived from the Latin tigrinus in reference to the many narrow, black lines on scale pockets forming spindle-shaped patterns like those in tigers.. More on author: Greenfield, Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 16 - ? m (Ref. 79591). Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Pacific Ocean: Tonga. Vava'u Group, Neiafu.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79591)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal-anal fin ray formula 10/9; lateral scales 27; pectoral-fin rays 6, branched; cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2; fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray is present and 25% length of fourth ray; non-fimbriate genital papilla; dorsal fin is not filamentous; branches on fourth pelvic-fin ray 13; body with numerous vertical black lines (from black pigment in scale-pocket tissue) forming spindle-shaped patterns, with a curved black bar at the caudal-fin base, and dark reddish bars on the head.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2008. Eviota tigrina, a new Goby from Tonga (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 59(11):497-501. (Ref. 79591)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00419 - 0.01894), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .