Eviota flaviarma, a new dwarfgoby from Papua New Guinea (Teleostei: Gobiidae)
David W. Greenfield & Mark V. Erdmann
A new species of dwarfgoby, Eviota flaviarma, n. sp., is described from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea and also occurs in the Solomon Islands. The new species is characterized by a complete cephalic sensory-canal pattern (pattern 1), a dorsal/anal fin-ray formula of 8/8, 3-5 branched pectoral-fin rays, no fifth pelvic-fin ray, the first dorsal fin not filamentous, a pear-shaped male urogenital papillae, no dark occipital or nape markings, two dark postanal spots above the anal-fin base, a yellow spot on the upper pectoral-fin base with the entire base peppered with melanophores, a dark internal spot on the caudal peduncle over the preural centrum centered on and above the vertebral column, a black first dorsal fin divided by a thin pale band, and a dark or black anal fin. The new species is closely allied to E. winterbottomi and E. algida.
Greenfield D.W. & Erdmann, M.V. (2021) Eviota flaviarma, a new dwarfgoby from Papua New Guinea (Teleostei: Gobiidae).
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 38, 27-34.
publication date: 12 July