Specimens were collected from tidal pools, lagoon patch reefs and reef slopes at depths from about 0.3 to at least 30 m. Benthic, also found in coral and rock reefs
Well-defined reddish bands on male, and spot on pectoral fin base. Female with less distinctive bands. Similar E. hoesei (Doug's Eviota) and E. distigma (Distigma Eviota) lack well-defined bands, and have at least 2 spots on pectoral fin base.
Gill, A.C. and S.L. Jewett, 2004. Eviota hoesei and E. readerae, new species of fish from the Southwest Pacific, with comments on the identity of E. corneliae Fricke (Perciformes: Gobiidae). Rec. Western Aust. Mus. 56:235-240. (Ref. 59013)