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Elegant Squat Lobster

Allogalathea elegans

Features

Longitudinal stripes, although this is sometimes lacking, particularly on smaller animals. To 15 mm long.

Notes

Live commensally with feather-stars (crinoid echinoderms), where they are well-camouflaged amongst feathery arms; intertidal pools to about 150 m.

Northern Australia; Indo-West Pacific, East Africa to Fiji.

Elegant Squat Lobster, Allogalathea elegans. Photo courtesy Ian Banks. Elegant Squat Lobster, Allogalathea elegans.
Photo courtesy Ian Banks.

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