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Lotilia graciliosa

Klausewitz, 1960

Whitecap Shrimp Goby

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea, east to Southern Japan, and south to Palau, Guam and Marshall Islands.

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoon sandy bottom areas is found in the burrow of Alpheus rubromaculatus shrimp and usually seen at depths between 3 – 65 feet (1 – 20 m) where it feeds on benthic crustaceans.

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Gobioidei

    Family: Gobiidae

    Genus: Lotilia

FYI: Shown here for identification only, yet should it become available in the trade, aquarium husbandry will be similar to Fusigobius pallidus.

 Lotilia graciliosa (Whitecap Shrimp Goby)
Photo © John Randall
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