Eviota gunawanae Greenfield, Tornabene & Erdmann, 2019
Tiene’s dwarfgoby
photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.59 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.27 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 35 - 55 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia (West Papua).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a cephalic sensory-canal pore pattern lacking only IT and NA pores and with AITO pore positioned far forward and opening anteriorly; very long anterior tubular nares; dorsal/anal-fin ray formula 8/7; unbranched pectoral-fin rays 16; fifth pelvic-fin ray about 10% length of the fourth pelvic-fin ray; caudal-fin base with a black spot in two joined parts extending anteriorly past end of hypural plate; scattered melanophores on top of head, sometimes arranged in lines, but not as a single line of melanophores extending posteriorly from PITO pore back onto nape. When alive, body with a maroon stripe down midline of body with elongate white spots above stripe posteriorly and two white lines over abdomen (Ref. 119773).
Biology:  Found in deepwater-reef environment consisting of large foliose and plating corals on a gentle slope and exposed to moderate currents, but otherwise protected from wave energy (Ref. 119773).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.04.19

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