Elegant Squat Lobster


Scientific Name: Allogalathea elegans

Invertebrate Care

Diet: Carnivore, Scavenger
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Relative Care: Easy


White and yellow Crinoid Squat Lobster

The Elegant Squat Lobster comes in a few different colors, but the most common is black with white stripes. They are easy to keep in small aquariums and will consume meaty foods like mysis and brine shrimp. They don’t move much, so target feeding is recommended. This species is always found with Crinoid Feather Stars in the wild, but they thrive in captivity without them. Crinoids are difficult to keep in captivity.