By Bob Goemans
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Alpheus ochrostriatus

Karplus, Szlep & Tsurnamal, 1981

Fine-Striped Snapping Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits rubble bottom areas living in caves/burrows with various goby species.

Aquarium Suitability: Not usually collected for the home aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Alpheidae

    Genus: Alpheus

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

According to aquarist John Gibbin in the UK, his Amblyeleotris randalli has partnered with this shrimp.

 Alpheus ochrostriatus (Fine-Striped Snapping Shrimp)
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