Animal Species:Striped Pygmygoby, Eviota sebreei (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

The Striped Pygmygoby can be recognised by its colour pattern. The species occurs throughout much of the Indo-Pacific.

Standard Common Name

Striped Pygmygoby

Alternative Name/s

Sebree's Pygmy Goby

Identification

The Striped Pygmygoby is translucent with a stripe laterally from the snout to the caudal peduncle There are white dashes along the top of the stripe and also below it along the abdomen. The lateral stripe is interrupted on the caudal peduncle by a small yellow spot.

Size range

The species grows to 3 cm in length.

Distribution

It has a widespread distribution throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is occurs from north-western Australia and from the northern Great Barrier Reef to northern New South Wales.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Eviota sebreei

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Striped Pygmygoby specimens in the Australian Museum.

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Other behaviours and adaptations

It is often observed perched on living coral, as shown in the image.

Classification

Species:
sebreei
Genus:
Eviota
Family:
Gobiidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Coral Graphics. Pp. 330.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Striped Pygmygoby, Eviota sebreei, < 10 cm, marine, adult,