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      Large Whip Goby
      Large Whip Goby

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Bryaninops amplus
      Max. size: 4.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Natal, South Africa and Madagascar to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 6-9
      Biology: Lives exclusively on, or in close association with gorgonian seawhips Juncella fragilis and J. juncea which usually occur in groups in areas exposed to currents at depths of 5 to more than 30 m. May also live on other species like Ellisella maculata, or even on mooring lines.
      Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and their natural diet consists mainly of plankton. Little else is know about this species as it's not often seen in the trade.
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