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Eviota ancora  Greenfield & Suzuki, 2011

Hookcheek dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: ancora: Name from the Latin 'ancora' meaning hooked; referring to the distinctive orange hook-shaped marking on the side of the head; an adjective..   More on author: Greenfield.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 6 - 14 m (Ref. 86696).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: Japan (Ryukyu Islands); Indonesia and underwater photographs from the Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86696)

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Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished from its congeners by following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern group 2 (lacking only IT pore); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; pectoral-fin rays simple; 5th pelvic-fin ray 10% of 4th; no distinct dark marks on body; scales not strongly pigmented; caudal fin with 5 irregular bands of circles of dark chromatophores crossing the fin; live or fresh specimens with a hook-shaped orange mark on side of the head (Ref. 86696).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Greenfield, D.W. and T. Suzuki, 2011. Two new goby species of the genus Eviota from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2812:63-68. (Ref. 86696)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 20.5 - 26.3, mean 23.3 (based on 102 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00414 - 0.01920), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .