Redescription of Eviota thamani, an endemic dwarfgoby from Fiji (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
David W. Greenfield & Mark V. Erdmann
The collection of two additional specimens of Eviota thamani from the islands of the Southern Lau Group, Fiji, allowed us to obtain meristic and morphometric information missing in the original description, and describe fresh coloration for this species. The earlier type material was old and in poor condition and fresh coloration not known. The species lacks all cephalic sensory-canal pores, has a dorsal/anal-fin formula of 8/8, both the male and female urogenital papillae are fimbriate, it has branched pectoral-fin rays, and the fifth pelvic-fin ray is absent or a rudiment. Its fresh coloration is golden yellow with red-orange markings.
Greenfield, D.W. & Erdmann, M.V. (2019) Redescription of Eviota thamani , an endemic dwarfgoby from Fiji (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 33,
publication date: 7 October