species: Alpheus sp. 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Alpheus sp. 1

©Lyle Vail: Alpheus sp. 1 with goby Cryptocentrus strigilliceps at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Barbara Banks: Alpheus sp. 1 at Lizard Island with goby Ctenogobiops pomastictus.

©Anne Hoggett: Alpheus sp. 1 excavating its burrow among mangrove roots at Mangrove Beach, Lizard Island, with goby Cryptocentrus leptocephalus.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Alpheidae
Genus Alpheus
Species Alpheus sp. 1



Distinguishing features

Translucent grey with dark brown lines, a pale white or pink bar near anterior abdomen and a smaller one further back. Associates with several goby species.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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