Eviota sigillata

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Eviota sigillata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Eviota
Species:
E. sigillata
Binomial name
Eviota sigillata

Eviota sigillata, commonly called seven-figure pygmy goby or adorned dwarfgoby, is a species of marine fish in the family Gobiidae. They are widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific area, from the Seychelles to the Micronesia.[2]

It inhabits reef habitats at depths from 3 to 20 m (9.8–65.6 ft).[3] This species has the shortest lifespan for a vertebrate, living for at most 59 days.[4] About three weeks are as pelagic larvae, two weeks settling on the reef and three weeks as adults.[4]

This pygmy goby can reach a length of 3 centimetres (1.2 in).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenfield, D.; Larson, H. & Williams, J.T. (2016). "Eviota sigillata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T193078A2192156. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193078A2192156.en.
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/7276
  3. ^ Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research.
  4. ^ a b Le Page, M., 2005. Reef fish lives fastest, dies youngest. New Scientist 25 April 2005 (NewScientist.com).
  5. ^ Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893.

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