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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Allogalathea elegans (known as the feather star squat lobster, crinoid squat lobster or elegant squat lobster) is a species of squat lobster that is sometimes kept in marine aquariums. It is the only species in the genus Allogalathea.The body of A. elegans is 1.5-2 inches (38-51 mm) long, egg-shaped and striped. It is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region, where it lives among the tentacles of crinoids. The colour of the animals varies to match the species of crinoid with which it is commensal.In an aquarium, A. elegans requires a water temperature of 77-79 F (25-26 C), a pH of 8.1-8.3 and a salinity of 1.020-1.024. Small crevices in rocks act as hiding places for this shy crustacean. A. elegans prefers thawed food but will also eat small freeze dried items.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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