Eviota richardi

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: 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 richardi



Eviota richardi Greenfield & Randall, 2016

  • Holotype: CAS 238175.
  • Paratypes: CAS 238176 (4, 5), 238180 (1, 0), 238182 (1, 3); ROM 45203 (3, 2), 45209 (11, 9); USNM 436603 (2, 0).

Type locality: Fiji, Viti Levu, Charybdis Reef, 17º13.138’ S, 178º02.851’ E, 4.6–6.8 m depth.

Etymology: The specific epithet is a patronym, a noun in the Latin genitive case, in honor of Richard (Rick) Winterbottom, Royal Ontario Museum, who made important collections in Fiji, also recognized this species as undescribed, and has provided invaluable help to the first author.

Vernacular names

English: Rick’s Dwarfgoby