Elegant Squat Lobster

Invert Type: Lobsters


Scientific Name: Allogalathea elegans


Diet: Carnivore, Scavenger
Reef Safe: Yes
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of: Felicia McCaulley

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.