Eviota pinocchioi

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Eviota
Species: Eviota pinocchioi


Holotype: ROM 76361. Paratypes: ROM 93606 (3, 2), 79437 (7), 80677 (1), 81010 (1, 1, c&s), 77499 (2), 80701 (1, 2); CAS 234444 (ex-ROM 74882) (1, 1, 1); AMS I.46071-001 (ex-ROM 74882) (1); USNM 406709 (ex-ROM 80687) (2).

Type locality: Palau, S.W. corner of Uchelbeluu Reef, 07°16'54.3"N, 134°31'38.7"E, 15.2–26.5 m depth.[1]

Etymology: Named after Carlo Collodi’s fictional character Pinocchio, who had a nose that grew long when he lied, alluding to the exceptionally long anterior tubular nares in this species.

Primary references[edit]

  • Greenfield, D.W.; Winterbottom, R. 2012: Two new dwarfgobies from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Zootaxa 3572: 33–42. Preview Reference page