<i>Eviota sebreei</i> Click to enlarge image
Evict sebreei, Striped Pygmygoby Image: Tane Sinclair-Taylor
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    sebreei
    Genus
    Eviota
    Family
    Gobiidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 3 cm in length.

Introduction

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

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.

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.



Other behaviours and adaptations

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

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.