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Genus Eviota Jenkins, 1903




The genus is one of the largest gobioid genera known, with over 110 species currently recognised (Greenfield et al. (2018). Recent genetic studies have shown that many species are not as widely distributed as previously thought and some names of Australian species will probably change in the near future. Several species of unknown identity are known from Australia and other parts of the Indo-west-central Pacific region.


Excluded Taxa


GOBIIDAE: Eviota albolineata Jewett & Lachner, 1983 — Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E 2010. Four new gobiid fishes of the genus Eviota from the western Pacific, with clarification of Eviota guttata and Eviota albolineata (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61(3): 269-289 [286] (restricted to central Pacific)

GOBIIDAE: Eviota nigriventris Giltay, 1933 — Greenfield, D.W. & Randall, J.E. 2011. Two new Indo-Pacific species in the Eviota nigriventris complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 2997: 54-66 [60] (little Australian material examined and the species may occur in Australia; Eviota nigriventris is known from Indonesia, not far from Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea and from the Chesterfield Islands in the Coral Sea.); Greenfield, D.W. & Tornabene, L. 2014. Eviota brahmi n. sp. from Papua New Guinea, with a redescription of Eviota nigriventris (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3793(1): 133-146 [139] (underwater photos show a similar species from Australia, but the identity has not been confirmed from Australia.)

GOBIIDAE: Eviota pellucida Larson, 1976 — Greenfield, D.W. & Suzuki, T. 2012. Eviota atriventris, a new goby previously misidentified as Eviota pellucida Larson (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Zootaxa 3197: 55-62 [61] (restricted to north Pacific, from Japan to Marshall Islands)

GOBIIDAE: Eviota punctulata Jewett & Lachner, 1983 [restricted to Fiji] — Greenfield, D.W., Tornabene, L., Gómez-Buckley, M. & Erdmann, M.V. 2018. Eviota maculosa, a new dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 31: 18-31




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Nov-2019 GOBIIDAE 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 21-Sep-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED