Sueviota pyrios is yet another new species of dwarf goby to be described, and the latest from the Red Sea. The bright red-orange fish is curiously described from just a single specimen collected in the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of this ancient body of water.
Normally the new nano gobies described are in the Eviota or Trimma genera, but for some reason Sueviota is the genus of the hour. Most recently we got S. bryozophyta, a dwarf goby that likes to live with Bryozoans, and just a couple weeks ago it was S. tubicola, with a similar affinity for abandoned deepwater tubeworms.
Since only one specimen was found, we don’t know too much about the preferred habitat for this species. However it’s certain that this won’t be the last new species of miniature goby described this year. [JOSF]