|Seven-figure pygmy goby|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
S. L. Jewett & Lachner, 1983
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.
It inhabits reef habitats at depths from 3 to 20 m (9.8–65.6 ft). This species has the shortest lifespan for a vertebrate, living for at most 59 days. About three weeks are as pelagic larvae, two weeks settling on the reef and three weeks as adults.
This pygmy goby can reach a length of 3 centimetres (1.2 in).
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