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Eviota melanosphena: a new GBR dwarf goby

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 20, 2016 09:00 AM
We have another newly described iddy biddy goby. Eviota melanosphena is only known from the shallow reefs of the Great Barrier Reef between Lizard Island and Endeavour Reef.
Eviota melanosphena: a new GBR dwarf goby

Underwater Great Barrier Reef Photo by Alonso Gonzalez Cabello

You would think that we've discovered all the fish that exists in shallow waters of popular dive sites, but each year proves us just how much we don't know yet.  It's a really big ocean other there, and these are really tiny gobies, most cryptic and camouflage extremely well.  With all the nooks and crannies in a very colorful, busy reef, we guarantee there will be many more exciting species we'll discover.

Eviota melanosphena is described in the latest publication of 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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