EVIOTA SEBREEI - (JORDAN & SEALE, 1906)
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Actinopterygii (Gigaclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Teleostei (Subclass) > Gobiiformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Eviota (Genus)
Gobie pygmée de Sebree, Sebree's dwarfgoby, Sebree's pygmy goby, Striped Eviota, Striped pygmygoby, Sebree's pygmy-goby, Sebree's dwarfgoby, Kurosujiisohaze, クロスジイソハゼ, 希氏矶塘鳢,
Eviota seebreei (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Eviota seebrei (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9; Pectoral fin rays: 16, none branched; Longitudinal scale series: 23-24; Body depth: 5.5-6.3 in SL. Body relatively short, compressed. Head slightly compressed; Jaws subequal; Gill opening not reaching anteriorly to a vertical through preopercular margin. Frenum absent. Ctenoid scales, absent on head, nape, breast and pectoral fin base; Separated pelvic fins, thin membrane joining base. Sensory canals and pores present on head; Reduced longitudinal pattern of sensory-papillae rows on cheek; A pair of sensory papillae just behind chin. Max. length: 2.5 cm SL. Depth range: 0 - 40 m.
Semi-translucent body with internal dark red to blackish mid-lateral stripe; Presence of distinctive row of white marks on upper part of dark stripe with few white spots below; Caudal fin base with pale-edged black spot.
Eviota: from Greek prefix, ev-, eu-, = good or well, very + from Greek letter, iota = smallest letter in the Greek alphabet and often figuratively used to describe anything small or insignificant. Referring to Eviota epiphanes (Jenkins, 1903), which, at 1.0-1.9 cm in length, Jenkins claimed was the “smallest vertebrate that has up to this time been described”.
sebreei: in honor of Capt. Uriel Sebree (1848-1922), U.S. Navy, commandant at the U.S. Naval Station Tutuila (American Samoa), and through whom the gunboat Wheeling and its equipment were placed at the authors’ disposal.
Original description: Eviota sebreei Jordan & Seale 1906 - Type locality: Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa.
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Marshall Islands, Tonga and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.
Often seen resting on live coral of lagoon reefs. Often in small groups. Nektonic.
Last update: 16, May 2022