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Photo of the Week - Whitecap Goby

After hearing of the elusive Whitecap goby for so long, we were thrilled to finally get in a few from one of our suppliers recently. The Lotilia graciliosa is aptly named the Whitecap or graceful shrimp goby for its striking white cap on the head and along its back with an ocelli (false eye spot) on its first dorsal fin. This species of shrimp goby grows to a maximum size of less than 2", and lives with the large snapping shrimp (Alpheus rubromaculatus) where they share a borrow in sandy patches along the reef.