Eviota hoesei

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Eviota hoesei
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Eviota
Species: E. hoesei
Binomial name
Eviota hoesei
A. C. Gill & S. L. Jewett, 2004

Eviota hoesei, Doug's eviota, is a species of goby associated with reefs and tide pools. It has a limited distribution in the southwest Pacific, being found around New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island[1] and the Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs at depths of from 0 to 25 metres (0 to 82 ft). Within this limited area this is an abundant species.

Like most members of its genus, this is a tiny fish reaching a length of 2 centimetres (0.79 in) SL.[1] Coloration seems to vary with depth: those found near to the surface tend to be green while those found at depths of 18 m or deeper tend to be red. The most prominent diagnostic feature is two dark spots at the base of the pectoral fin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Eviota hoesei" in FishBase. June 2013 version.