Type locality: Japan, Yaeyama Group of Ryukyu Islands, Ishigaki-jima Island, Yonehara.
Etymology: The species is named klausewitzi in honor of German ichthyologist Wolfgang Klausewitz, who described many Indo-Pacific fishes, including the genus Lotilia.
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