Adorned Dwarfgoby (species: Eviota sigillata cf) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Eviota sigillata cf
Adorned Dwarfgoby


©Anne Hoggett: Eviota sigillata cf at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island. Thanks to Dr Chris Goatley for the identification.

©Anne Hoggett: Eviota sigillata cf at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island. Thanks to Dr Chris Goatley for the identification.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Eviota
Species Eviota sigillata cf

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Distinguishing features

The photo in Allen et al (2003) appears to be a misidentified Eviota zebrina.

Size

  • Up to 3 cm (Standard Length)

Depth range

  • From 3 m to 20 m

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

They are found in the Indo-West Pacific from Seychelles to the Great Barrier Reef and Micronesia, north to the Ogasawara Islands. They have also been recently reported from Tonga.

Occurs on sandy bottoms of lagoon reefs. (Fishbase)

Behaviour

They take just three weeks to reproduce and live for at most 59 days. This strategy of 'live fast, die young' is perceived to be a response to intense predation. (Fishbase)

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Depczynski, M. (2006). Small cryptic fishes on coral reefs: a new perspective on reef fish ecology and life histories, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1070.
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