Dark brown body with broad white stripe from snout to dorsal fin. Lives in sand burrow with commensal shrimp, unlike other shrimpgobies it hovers at the burrow entrance rather than perching on the sand. Previously included with Red Sea species Lotilia graciliosa (Red Sea Whitecap Shrimpgoby). With only its head visible, resembles Cryptocentrus leucostictus (Saddled Shrimpgoby).
Max Size: 5 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.