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Five new Eviota dwarfgobies from Fiji

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 08, 2016 10:00 AM
The family of tiny gobies is growing rapidly. David W. Greenfield and John E Randall have described five new dwarfgobies for the genus Eviota: E. eyreae, E. mimica, E. richardi, E. teresae, and E. thamani.

 

All five of the new dwarfgoby species are positively known from Fiji. The novel species described in the latest publication of Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation are:

  • Eviota eyreae
  • Eviota mimica
  • Eviota richardi
  • Eviota teresae
  • Eviota thamani

The paper is open access and includes a review of the entire Eviotaa dwarfgobies, a genus that contains numerous gobies that pack a lot of color into their tiny bodies.

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Unfortunately, no decent live or preserved photos of E.mimica and E.thamani currently exists.

 

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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