Bryaninops yongei

Yonges whip goby | Seawhip Goby | Whip Coral Goby | Whip Goby | Whip-coral Goby | Wire-coral Goby
Bryaninops yongei
Bryaninops yongei, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Bryaninops yongei
Bryaninops yongei, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Bryaninops yongei, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Bryaninops yongei
Bryaninops yongei
Bryaninops yongei


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Transparent with 6-7 red triangular-shaped markings, usually extending above the spine. Very similar to other Bryaninops species, and best identified by the host it lives on; it is found only on the seawhip Cirripathes anguina, along current swept drop-offs.


Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24-31.5°C

Depth: 3-45m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.3% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields