New Discovery

Eviota maculosa new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific

The new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota maculosa n. sp., is from reefs of Western Pacific, Sumbawa, Indonesia. So With Eviota maculosa n. sp the total no of Eviota dwarfgoby reaches total of 115 species. Background color of head and body is translucent bluish-green with reddish brown markings on head and body. There are black spots on fins.

E. maculosa by (M.V. Erdmann)

Type specimens deposited at the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Cibinong, Java, Indonesia (MZB) and the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA (CAS).

E. maculosa by (M.V. Erdmann)

The new species looks similar to Eviota punctulata, described from Fiji, but is distinguished by pigmentation patterns on the fins. So the complete papers on E. maculosa are with JOSF.


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