Animal Species:Whip Goby, Bryaninops yongei (Davis & Cohen, 1968)

The Whip Goby is semi-transparent. It has a silver line above the lateral line and usually six red-brown bars on the sides.

A Whip Goby at North Solitary Island

Ian Shaw © Ian Shaw

Standard Common Name

Whip Goby

Identification

The Whip Goby is semi-transparent. It has a silver line above the lateral line and usually six red-brown bars on the sides.

Size range

It grows to 4 cm in length.

Distribution

It is found in tropical marine waters of the Western and Central Pacific.

In Australia it is known from Rowley Shoals, Western Australia and the northern to central coast of Queensland.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Bryaninops yongei

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Whip Goby specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The species usually occurs as a male/female pair on the seawhip Cirripathes anguina.

Classification

Species:
yongei
Genus:
Bryaninops
Family:
Gobiidae
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  • Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  • Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Whip Goby, Bryaninops, yongei, silver, red, brown, yellow, long and skinny, < 10 cm, countershaded, kelp/algae/seagrass, marine, adult,