Published April 3, 2016 | Version v1
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A review of the dwarfgobies of Fiji, including descriptions of five new species (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota)

  • 1. Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118-4503, USA
  • 2. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817-2704, USA


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 eyreaeE. 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. speccaEviota hinanoae is recorded from Fiji for the first time and two deepwater species, Fiji sp. 1 (from 42–49 m) and Fiji sp. 2 (from 73–79 m), are reported.



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