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5 New Dwarfgobies Discovered and Described

The gobies are native to waters off Fiji.

By John Virata | April 11, 2016

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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.

Eviota eyreae

Eviota eyerae. California Academy of Sciences

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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