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 jewettae



Holotype: ROM 84731. Paratypes: ROM 84721 (1), 84725 (2), 84761 (1), 93605 (ex-ROM 84731) (40); AMS I.4607-001 (1, 4); CAS 234443 (1, 4); USNM 406708 (2, 3).

Type locality: Palau, Hatohobei State, Helen Reef, southern margin near east end, 02°47'56"N, 131°45'20"E, cave (ca 15 m wide, 4 m high) and surrounding area with sand/silt floor, floor at 27 m, 24–32 m depth.[1]

Etymology: This species is named for Susan L. Jewett who previously recognized this species as undescribed from specimens taken by the Smithsonian Philippine Expedition in 1978. During the 1970’s and 1980’s she, sometimes under the name Karnella, and E.A. Lachner described many Eviota species new to science and laid the foundation for the study of this genus.

Primary references

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