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Eviota melasma  Lachner & Karnella, 1980

Headspot dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
More on author: Lachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 44 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 25°N - 24°S

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Western Pacific: Australia. Records from other areas may represent different species, from Cocos-Keeling Islands throughout the East Indies; in the south from Bali eastwards to Samoa and New Caledonia and southward to Australia (Scott Reef and the southern Great Barrier Reef); in the north extending to the Yaeyama Islands of Japan and eastward to Micronesia (Palau, FSM - Truk and Enewetak, and the Marshall Islands). Records from Fiji refers to Eviota karaspila.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent body with red-brown internal bars; irregular reddish blotches on nape; presence of intense black spot above gill opening; three red blotches separated by white or yellow bars on side of belly; base of pectoral fin with narrow white band; longitudinal scale series 23-25; ctenoid scales, absent on head and breast; separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining bases; depth of body 6.5-7.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on rocks of corals reefs in the infralittoral zone (Ref. 559, 48637). Solitary or in groups, resting at bottom (Ref 90102).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

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): 25.4 - 28.9, mean 27.9 (based on 524 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00281 - 0.01352), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), 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) .