Eviota lentiginosa, a new dwarfgoby from Norfolk Island, Australia (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
A new endemic species of dwarfgoby, Eviota lentiginosa n. sp., is described from Norfolk Island, an isolated island 1400 km east of the Australian mainland. The new species is distinguished by having the cephalic sensory- canal pore system with only the IT pore lacking (Pattern 2); a at, rounded, plate-like male urogenital papilla; the dorsal/anal n-ray formula 8/8; all pectoral- n rays apparently unbranched; the fth pelvic- n ray absent; a dark spot on the lower half of the pectoral- n base; and the body color yellow with a peppering of small brown melanophores in life. It is the sixth species of Eviota known from Norfolk Island.
Inhabits rocky and coral reefs.
The gobiid genus Eviota, known as dwarfgobies, is a very speciose genus with 113 valid described species to date, not including this new species (Green eld 2017).
Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Eviota