Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

An open-access free online peer-reviewed Marine Biology Journal, since 2008.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota)

David W. Greenfield & John E. Randall

Abstract

Twenty-eight species in the gobiid genus Eviota, five of which are new to science, are recorded from Fijian waters. An illustrated key to the species is provided and each species is represented by a diagnosis or a description, range, habitat descriptions, and photographs. The five new species are Eviota eyreae, E. mimica, E. richardi, E. teresae, and E. thamani. Four species of uncertain taxonomic status are discussed, i.e. E. cf. flebilis, E. cf. indica, E. cf. sigillata, and E. cf. specca. Eviota hinanoae is recorded from Fiji for the first time, and two deepwater species, Fiji sp. 1 (from 4249 m) and Fiji sp. 2 (from 7379 m), are reported.

 

     

 

CITATION:

Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E. (2016) A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 20: 25-75.

publication date: April 3, 2016