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Eviota dorsopurpurea  Greenfield & Randall, 2011

Purple dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: dorsopurpurea: Name from Latin 'dorsum' for back and 'purpura' for purple; referring to the purple color of the back above the lateral line..   More on author: Greenfield, Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87726); 2.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: a dark band on lower body from snout, across the lower half of the eye back to the caudal-fin base ending in a semi-circle; larger specimens with pectoral-fin base having a reversed L-shaped row of small black dots; cephalic sensory pore system lacking the PITO and IT pores and the AITO pore enlarged; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula usually 9/9; pectoral-fin rays simple; spinous dorsal elongate or filamentous in both sexes; genital papilla nonfimbriate; in life ventral band jet black, and with purple upper half of body and top of head (Ref. 87726); characterized further by having ctenoid scales, none on head, nape and pectoral fin base; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joins bases; depth of body 4.1-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Forms groups among branches of Acopora coral, inhabits sheltered reefs in 8-30 m (Ref 90102).

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Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2011. Two new Indo-Pacific species in the Eviota nigriventris complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2997:54-66. (Ref. 87726)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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