Eviota readerae

Sallys eviota
Eviota readerae
Eviota readerae, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Eviota readerae
Eviota readerae, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Eviota readerae
Eviota readerae


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


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.


Max Size: 2 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-24.9°C

Depth: 0-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (35.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (6 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland