Occurs mainly from shallow reefs.Collected almost exclusively from patches of rubble around shallow lagoon reefs. Also found in tidepools and adjacent coral reef; rocky shore with porous volcanic rock and large table corals in water beneath rocks. Depth from 7 till 17 Meters.
Main reference: Suzuki, T. and D.W. Greenfield, 2014. Two new dwarfgobies from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan: Eviota shibukawai and Eviota filamentosa (Teleostei: Gobiidae). J. Ocean Sci. Found. 11(3):32-39. (Ref. 96643)