Description of the beautiful Eviota pamea found by Matt Brooks of San Francisco

The newly discovered Eviota species, which was recently found by Matt Brooks of San Francisco and colleagues, is small measuring only 13 to 14 millimeters in length. Many feel it looks like a miniature version of the much admired Hawaiian sunrise hogfish. Due to its attractiveness, experts in the industry expect the Eviota pamae to become highly sought after for collections. The population of the Eviota seems to be abundant as the group who discovered the fish were able to catch 42 fish in the same vicinity. The newly discovered species is closely related to an allopathic species from the western tip of New Guinea in the Raja Ampat Islands.

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