Eviota guttata

Whitestriped pygmygoby | Spotted Dwarfgoby | Spotted Pygmygoby
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata, Batemans Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata
Eviota guttata


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Small semi-transparent body, three large red square-shaped markings on belly separated by thin white bars, fine red and white flecks over body and alternating red and white dashes along spine. Perches on coral and rocks on the reef, darting for cover when disturbed.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.1-31.2°C

Depth: 1-15m

Habitat Generalization Index: 26.2

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (33.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (7 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields