Hairfin Eviota (species: Eviota prasites) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Eviota prasites
Hairfin Eviota

©Anne Hoggett: Eviota prasites at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island (13 Mar 2016)

©Victor Huertas: Eviota prasites at Bommie Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Eviota
Species Eviota prasites



Distinguishing features

A small translucent goby with a red internal body stripe topped with a broken white stripe and two rows of broken white stripes on lower forebody; head red with white stripes.


  • Up to 3.5 cm (Length according to Allen and Erdmann (2012))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.

Other references

  • Gonzalez-Cabello, A. and D.R. Bellwood (2009). Local ecological impacts of regional biodiversity on reef fish assemblages, Journal of Biogeography, 36: 1129-1137. LIRS catalog number 1267.
  • Lefèvre, C.D. and D.R. Bellwood (2015). Disturbance and recolonisation by small reef fishes: the role of local movement versus recruitment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 537: 205-215. LIRS catalog number 1964.