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Eviota aquila  Greenfield & Jewett, 2014

Dark dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: aquila: Name from Latin 'aquilus' meaning dark colored or blackish, referring to the general dark coloration of this species, particularly the head, nape, and cheek.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 96083).   Tropical

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96083)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (Group I) and dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 9/8. (of the 30 described species of Eviota in Group I, 16 species have this dorsal/anal fin-ray formula); have a distinct dark pigment on the pectoral-fin base (the pectoral-fin base is heavily peppered with small black dots and the pigmentation on the pectoral-fin base is confluent with pigment over the breast); fifth pelvic-fin ray is absent or rudimentary; pectoral-fin rays 16-18, usually 16 (Ref. 96083).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a surge channel cut well back into the shore. Most of the other collections were taken from rocky and coral areas in waters less than 10 m (Ref. 96083).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Greenfield, D.W. and S.L. Jewett, 2014. Two new dwarfgobies from the Western Pacific (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Copeia 2014(1):56-62. (Ref. 96083)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00286 - 0.01390), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, 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) .