Eviota sigillata

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Seven-figure pygmy goby
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Eviota
Species: E. sigillata
Binomial name
Eviota sigillata
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.[1]

It inhabits reef habitats at depths from 3 to 20 m (9.8–65.6 ft).[2] This species has the shortest lifespan for a vertebrate, living for at most 59 days.[3] About three weeks are as pelagic larvae, two weeks settling on the reef and three weeks as adults.[3]

This pygmy goby can reach a length of 3 centimetres (1.2 in).[4]


  1. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/7276
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Le Page, M., 2005. Reef fish lives fastest, dies youngest. New Scientist 25 April 2005 (NewScientist.com).
  4. ^ 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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