Eviota

Eviota queenslandica, copyright Glen Whisson.

Belongs within: Gobiidae.

Eviota is an Indo-West Pacific genus of tiny gobies with a translucent appearance in life, found in coral areas (Smith 1958).

Characters (from Smith 1958): Body covered with 20–25 series of mostly ctenoid scales, the head, nape, chest and narrow area along dorsal base naked. Mouth moderate, with bands of small teeth, sometimes a few caniniform, palate edentate. Gill openings lateral, gill rakers few, rudimentary. Dorsal fin VI+I 8–10. Anal fin I 7–9. Pectorals with upper rays simple, most lower branched, fimbriate. Pelvics separate, I 4, sometimes a rudimentary fifth ray, the four rays feathery.

<==Eviota Jenkins 1903S58
    |--*E. epiphanes Jenkins 1903S58
    |--E. afelei Jordan & Seale 1906M58
    |--E. bimaculata Lachner & Karnella 1980H90
    |--E. distigma Jordan & Seale 1906K55
    |--E. gymnocephalus Weber 1913S58
    |--E. nebulosa Smith 1958S58
    |--E. prasinus Klunzinger 1871S58
    |--E. prasites Jordan & Seale 1906MM09
    |--E. queenslandica Whitley 1932MM09
    |--E. sealei Herre 1927H27
    |--E. smaragdus Jordan & Starks 1905S58
    |--E. stigmapteron Smith 1958S58
    |--E. storthynx (Rofen 1959)H90
    |--E. verna Smith 1958S58
    |--E. viridis Waite 1904S58
    `--E. zonura Jordan & Starks 1905S58

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[H27] Herre, A. W. 1927. Gobies of the Philippines and the China Sea. Bureau of Printing: Manila.

[H90] Hutchins, J. B. 1990. Fish survey of South Passage, Shark Bay, Western Australia. In: Berry, P. F., S. D. Bradshaw & B. R. Wilson (eds) Research in Shark Bay: Report of the France-Australe Bicentenary Expedition Committee pp. 263–278. Western Australian Museum.

[K55] Klausewitz, W. 1955. See- und Süßwasserfische von Sumatra und Java. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36 (5–6): 309–323.

[MM09] Moore, G., & S. Morrison. 2009. Fishes of three North West Shelf atolls of Western Australia: Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 221–255.

[M58] Munro, I. S. R. 1958. The fishes of the New Guinea region: a check-list of the fishes of New Guinea incorporating records of species collected by the Fisheries Survey Vessel “Fairwind” during the years 1948 to 1950. Papua and New Guinea Agricultural Journal 10 (4): 97–369 (reprinted: 1958. Territory of Papua and New Guinea Fisheries Bulletin no. 1).

[S58] Smith, J. L. B. 1958. The fishes of the family Eleotridae in the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Bulletin 11: 137–163.

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