Distribution: Known only from Vatu-i-ra Island, Fiji.
Collected over low-relief reef of dead coral and coral rock rubble.
Journal of the Sciencefoundation 2016 Volume 20: A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota ) DAVID W. GREENFIELD and JOHN E. RANDALL
Twenty-eight species in the gobiid genus Eviota, five of which are new to science, are recorded from Fijian waters. An illustrated key to the species is provided, and each species is represented by a diagnosis or a description, range, habitat descriptions, and photographs. The five new species are Eviota eyreae, E. mimica, E. richardi , E. teresae, and E. thamani. Four species of uncertain taxonomic status are discussed, i.e.
E. cf. flebilis , E. cf. indica, E. cf. sigillata , and E. cf. specca. Eviota hinanoae is recorded from Fiji for the first time, and two deepwater species, Fiji sp. 1 (from 42–49 m) and Fiji sp. 2 (from 73–79 m), are reported.
Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Eviota