Eviota pictifacies, a
new dwarfgoby from Sumbawa, Indonesia (Teleostei:
David W. Greenfield & Mark
A new species of dwarfgoby,
Eviota pictifacies, is described from Sumbawa
in Indonesia. The new species is distinguished by
having the cephalic sensory-canal pore system complete
(pattern 1), with the PITO pore very small; the dorsal/anal
fin-ray formula 9/8; some pectoral-fin rays branched;
a 5th pelvic-fin ray present; a distinct dark occipital
spot, no series of small dark spots along the dorsal-fin
base, two separate orange spots behind the eye, distinctive
black marks on the underside of the head, the side
of the head with large round red spots, and the scleral
surface of the eye with bold dark-brown-and-white
markings. The new species is compared in detail to
other Eviota species that share the cephalic
sensory-canal pore system pattern and dorsal/anal
fin-ray formula and also have an occipital spot, i.e.
E. fallax, E. karaspila, E. melasma, and E.
Greenfield, D.W. & Erdmann,
M.V. (2017) Eviota pictifacies, a new dwarfgoby
from Sumbawa, Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 27, 1-7.
publication date: 12 June