5 New Dwarfgobies Discovered And Described

The gobies are native to waters off Fiji.

Eviota eyerae. Photo by California Academy of Sciences
Eviota eyerae. Photo by California Academy of Sciences

Researchers with the California Academy of Sciences and Hawaii’s Bishop Museum  have described five new goby species of the genus Eviota that have recently been discovered in Fijian waters.

The dwarfgobies include:
•    Eviota eyreae
•    Eviota mimica
•    Eviota richardi
•    Eviota teresae
•    Eviota thamani

The fish collections are with the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Calif.

Eviota-teresae
Eviota teresae. California Academy of Sciences

The description of each of the five species, along with all dwarfgobies in the Eviota genus can be read in the paper “A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota)” on the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation website.

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