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BiologyLives in crevices and deep recesses in the rocks. Like other Elacatinus, this species is a cleaner; it picks parasites from other fishes. In areas of the reef where there is a floor of sand that is protected by an overhanging ledge, reef whitetip sharks may be observed lying about like a stack of cord wood. It is in these areas that this goby lives and it can clean the reef whitetips (Ref. 28023).