Eviota storthynx

Rosy Eviota | Belly-spotted Pygmygoby | Storthynx Pygmygoby
Eviota storthynx
Eviota storthynx, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Mottled cream and brown pattern, reddish cheek, round cream spots on belly contrast with brown abdominal patch, ladder-like series of reddish bars down back. Larger individuals have dark scale edges and a lightly banded tail fin.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-31.3°C

Depth: 0-2m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.78

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: Least Concern

Occurrence: Frequent (10% 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: Few (4 per transect)

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

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland