Eviota lentiginosa, a
new dwarfgoby from Norfolk Island, Australia (Teleostei:
David W. Greenfield &
John E. Randall
A new endemic species of dwarfgoby, Eviota lentiginosa
n. sp., is described from Norfolk Island, an isolated
island 1400 km east of the Australian mainland. The
new species is distinguished by having the cephalic
sensory-canal pore system with only the IT pore lacking
(Pattern 2); a flat, rounded, plate-like male urogenital
papilla; the dorsal/anal fin-ray formula 8/8; all
pectoral-fin rays apparently unbranched; the fifth
pelvic-fin ray absent; a dark spot on the lower half
of the pectoral-fin base; and the body color yellow
with a peppering of small brown melanophores in life.
It is the sixth species of Eviota known from
Greenfield, D.W. & Randall,
J.E. (2017) Eviota lentiginosa, a new dwarfgoby
from Norfolk Island, Australia (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 29, 6671.
publication date: 19 December