Eviota zebrina

Zebra eviota | Five-bar Pygmygoby | Zebra Goby
Eviota zebrina
Eviota zebrina, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Translucent body with red stripe along spine, with white dashes along the upper margin, white spots on a red belly, short red ladder like stripes on back, and white spots and dashes on head. Often black spot on tail base and pair of red lines on snout. Similar E. prasites (Hairfin Eviota) has more red and lacks black tail base spot.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.4-31.2°C

Depth: 1-26m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Infrequent (1.8% 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 (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney