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Another new dwarf goby; this time it's Eviota

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 04, 2014 08:00 AM
There's clearly a lot of new reef fish - and especially new dwarf gobies - out there waiting for science to discover. Last week, we reported on a beautiful new Trimma goby, Trimma helenae. T.helenae is not the only new goby species researchers have recently found. This is Eviota santanai.
Another new dwarf goby; this time it's Eviota

Eviota santanai

Scientists for Conservation International (the same nonprofit conservation organization that found Trimma helenae) discovered this new goby during a biodiversity survey inTimor-Leste, Indonesia's new neighboring island State.  The discovery actually occurred in the summer of 2012, but Eviota santanai was only officially described this winter.

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.


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