Eviota is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae, commonly as dwarfgobies found in the Indo-Pacific region, where it is distributed from Japan to Australia and from Africa to Pitcairn Island.Species are mainly associated with coral reefs. Currently known from Karas Island in Indonesia. Meanwhile, Eviota gunawanae found in a relatively unusual deep water-reef environment on a gentle slope. At a dept of 35 to 55 m, exposed to moderate currents.
Eviota gunawanae a new dwarfgoby from the West Papua in Indonesia. New dwarfgoby just looks spectacular. Maroon stripe down the middle of the body. With white lines over the abdomen and white spots towards the tail. The tail and the head have bit of yellow and black spots. The whole body seems translucent. In addition to Eviota maculosa from the Sumbawa in Indonesia earlier, the total becomes 116 species of Eviota.
Further the species is named after Dr. Tiene Gunawan, Indonesia’s foremost marine conservationists. Who, also helped in planning and launching the marine biodiversity survey of the Fakfak coastline that led to the discovery of this species.
So, the complete journal on E. gunawanae is with Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation (by the Links Section)
Original description: Greenfield, D. W.; Tornabene, L.; Erdmann, M. V.; Pada, D. N. (2019). Eviota gunawanae, a new microendemic dwarfgoby from the Fakfak Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, (J. Ocean Sci. Found.).32: 57-67., available online at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2616753 [details]