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Whip coral Goby

This tiny fish lives its whole life on one coral which is about the thickness of an adult’s little finger, hence the term commensal. They tend to be quite feisty and, as a diver approaches, will stand their ground on their favourite spot on the coral. If really threatened they will rapidly assume their next preferred spot and remain still in order to evade detection. These little transparent fish can add wonderful enjoyment to a dive which may otherwise seem barren and certainly provide reward for close-up inspection of otherwise seemingly uninhabited coral whips.

Whip coral Goby Bryaninops Amplus

This tiny commensal fish is usually found on gorgonian sea whips, living its entire life on its host. It will remove polyps from a section of its host and use this site as a place to lay its eggs. Normally, there are only one or two gobies on a host coral, although sometimes a third or fourth will be found on a single cnidarian but avoid the mating pair. They tend to be found in habitats exposed to strong currents (the preferred locations on the reef where you find their hosts). The upper portion of the body of the whip coral goby is transparent except for seven orangish bars. The lower half of the body is orange to reddish and they grow to approximately 1- 3 cm.

Nikon D300 Nikkor 105mm F2.8 Macro, F36 @ 1/160th sec, ISO 200, Sea & Sea Housing and Two Sea & Sea YS250 strobes on ¼ power. Taken on scuba at 30m at Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn