Crinoid Squat Lobsters

Species information for the Crinoid Squat Lobsters, in the Lobsters category.

  1. Scientific name - Allogalathea elegans

    Family – Galatheidae

    Common name – Crinoid Squat Lobster

    Max Size – 2 in (5 cm)

    Min. Aquarium Size – 10 gal (37 L)

    Range - Indonesia

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This crab will scavenge food from the aquarium but should also be fed meaty foods

    Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This species can hitch hike in on live rock. In nature it is commensal with the Crinoid Feathered Sea Star, but the lobster doest require these for life in the aquarium. Like all inverts, the lobster is extremely sensitive to nitrates and metals, even small amounts are fatal to them.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 20, 2011