Seawhip Goby (species: Bryaninops yongei) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bryaninops yongei
Seawhip Goby

©Erika Gress: Bryaninops yongei on a sea whip at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Bryaninops yongei in the lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: One of two individuals of Bryaninops yongei on the same wire coral Cirrhipathes sp. 1 at about 5 metres depth in the Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Bryaninops
Species Bryaninops yongei



Distinguishing features

Small translucent goby with brownish lower body and a few diffuse bars; always associated with wire coral (Allen et al, 2005).


  • Up to 3.7 cm (Total length (Allen and Erdmann, 2012))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.