Eviota albolineata Jewett & Lachner, 1983
White-line dwarfgoby
Eviota albolineata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: known only from the Society islands, Line Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago. Occurrence in other countries refer to Eviota guttata (restricted to the Red Sea) and E. teresae (Fiji, and as E. cf. terasae in other Western Pacific countries).
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by having a scattering of melanophores obliquely across the pectoral-fin base that is concentrated in the center; two distinct bands of melanophores extending posteriorly from the eye, the upper one is narrow, from eye to above the pectoral-fin base and the lower is broader and extends across the cheek onto the opercle, both of which are the two red bands extending back from the eye when fresh (Ref. 83982); no dark spots on ventral side of head on isthmus (Ref. 113727). Dorsal to anal fin-ray formula 9/8 (Ref. 116739).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow lagoon and channel reefs at depths usually less than 3 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.07.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.02.97

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