Eviota pseudapricais commonly referred to as Dwarfgoby. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lateral view of freshly collected specimens, Keruo Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia: ROM 87550 (A) 13.2 mm SL female, right lateral view; (B) 15.6 mm SL female, right lateral view; (C) same specimen as in A, image taken some 2.5 hours later, left lateral view (M.V. Erdmann). Courtesy of the authorDr. Mark V. Erdmann (Conservation International Advertisement), Indonesien Copyright Dr. Mark V. Erdmann
Winterbottom, R. & Greenfield, D.W. (2020) Eviota pseudaprica, a new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific
Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 35, 30–40.
A new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota pseudaprica n. sp., is described from the main islands of Palau along with specimens from Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia. The new species has a unique cephalic sensory-canal pore pattern for the genus, with only the paired PITO and SOT pores present. One or more of the pectoral-fin rays are branched, the fifth pelvic-fin ray is long (65 to 83% of the length of the fourth pelvic ray), and the long tubular anterior nares are about half to fully black. In life, and in freshly collected specimens, the fish is lemon yellow with three red-orange bars crossing the nape.
Distribution and habitat. The new species is apparently a relatively deep-reef inhabitant in the main islands of Palau (14–50 m) and in the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia (45–66 m). It appears to be primarily associated with small caves in the vertical slopes of the drop-offs.