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: flebilis: Name from Latin 'flebilis' meaning tearful, referring to the distinctive tear-like red line under the eye; noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 5 - 8 m (Ref. 95167). Subtropical, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: Ryukyu Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95167); 1.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: cephalic sensory-pore system pattern 2 (lacking only IT pore); dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/7; unbranched pectoral-fin rays; fifth pelvic-fin ray 9.7-12.9% of 4th; caudal-fin base with a narrow dark bar; a red line reaching down from under eye to jaws; presence of 5 postanal ventral-midline spots
associated with subcutaneous bars; absence of black crescent-shaped marks underneath pectoral fin (Ref. 95167).
Photographed or collected from lagoon, slope, and drop-off coral-reef habitats (Ref. 95167).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., T. Suzuki and K. Shibukawa, 2014. Two new dwarfgobies of the genus Eviota from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3774(5):481-488. (Ref. 95167)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.00589 (0.00270 - 0.01286), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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) .