Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    yongei
    Genus
    Bryaninops
    Family
    Gobiidae
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to 4 cm in length.

Introduction

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

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.

Habitat

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

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

Ozcam map of Whip Goby specimens in the Australian Museum. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=Bryaninops%20yongei&zoom=off#mapView

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.