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Eviota erdmanni, a new dazzling dwarf goby

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 30, 2016 09:00 AM
Eviota erdmanni is the newest described member of the goby family. The tiny 12mm (0.5 inch) reef fish is unmistakable with its unique - and exceptional - pigmentation.
Eviota erdmanni, a new dazzling dwarf goby

Fresh holotype coloration (M.V. Erdmann).

Eviota erdmanni is only known from the Savu Sea, at Ende, south Flores, Indonesia.  It was named in honor of Dr. Mark V.  Erdmann, who played major roles in discovering and describing many of the newly species of reef gobies we've reported on in recent years, including E.erdmanni.

The species is described in The Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

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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