Eviota fluctiphila, a new dwarfgoby from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
David W. Greenfield, Mark V. Erdmann & Ronald Mambrasar
A new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota fluctiphila, n. sp., is described from West Papua in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a complete cephalic sensory-canal pore system (pattern 1), dorsal/anal-fin formula of usually 8/8, some pectoral-fin rays branched, the fifth pelvic-fin ray absent, the first dorsal fin not filamentous, no occipital or dark marks on the nape, the pectoral-fin base peppered with scattered melanophores, the first dorsal fin dark crossed by a pale band, two dark postanal spots above the anal-fin base, a dark internal blotch over the preural centrum on and above the midline, and a pear-shaped male urogenital papilla. Eviota fluctiphila occurs in shallow (0.2-2 m), high-energy reef habitats.
Greenfield D.W., Erdmann, M.V. & Mambrasar, R. (2022) Eviota fluctiphila, a new dwarfgoby from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 39, 36-44.
publication date: 11 November 2022