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Eviota pinocchioi  Greenfield & Winterbottom, 2012

Pinocchio dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: pinocchioi: Named after Carlo Collodi’s fictional character Pinocchio; referring to the exceptionally long anterior tubular nares in this species.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 73 m (Ref. 92345).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Palau and Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92345)

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Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system always lacking POP and IT pores, PITO and AITO pores fused 50% of time; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 4th pelvic-fin ray bifurcated with each branch about 50% of the total length of the ray; unbranched 5th pelvic-fin ray 6.5-15.3 (11.0%) of 4th; in males, dorsal-fin spines are filamentous, very long tubular anterior nares, length almost equal to pupil diameter, reaching well anterior to the upper lip, and black; in life body translucent and crossed by six narrow red bands and when preserved, devoid of obvious dark marks on body (Ref. 92345).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in vertical drop-off with caves and sandy and slope with some Halimeda (Ref. 92345).

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Greenfield, D.W. and R. Winterbottom, 2012. Two new dwarfgobies from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Zootaxa 3572:33-42. (Ref. 92345)

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): 27.2 - 29, mean 28.7 (based on 20 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .