Eviota erdmanni Tornabene & Greenfield, 2016
Erdmann’s dwarfgoby
Eviota erdmanni
photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 3 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: males with a cup-like urogenital papilla; cephalic sensory-canal pore system only without the IT pore (pattern 2); some pectoral-fin rays are branched; dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 9/8; preural centrum with a dark spot; absence of a wedge-shaped dark spot at caudal-fin base; pectoral-fin base without the prominent dark distinct spots; when alive, with four obscure postanal subcutaneous bars, some broken, none completely vertical, the first 3 extending dorsally just above lateral midline, the last falling just short of lateral midline; 2 distinctive white (yellow in life) areas, one behind eye above operculum and the other on upper two-thirds of pectoral-fin base; when preserved the dorsal and anal fins are black, caudal fin dusky (Ref. 108968).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.07.16

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