Alpheus ochrostriatus (Karplus, Szlep and Tsurnamal, 1981)

Common Name: 
Fine-striped Snapping Shrimp
Distribution: 

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Red Sea and tropical Western Pacific. Members of the genus recorded from all states of Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Associates with a goby, preparing and maintaining shared burrow in sandy rubble. Specimen photographed at 21 m.

Additional Notes: 

Thin yellow stripes on carapace and abdomen. Seen here with Amblyeleotris ogasawarensis also known to associate with A. steinitzi and Amblyeleotris wheeleri. Specimen in photo around 50 mm in length.

References: 

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific, Terrence M. Gosliner, David W. Behrens and Gary C. Williams, Sea Challengers Publication, Monterey, California. 1996. p.209.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=alpheus. Accessed 12/11/2018.