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Bryaninops natans

Larson, 1985

Redeye Goby

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea to the Cook Islands, north Southern Japan, south to the northern Great Barrier Reef, and also Guam in Micronesia.

Size: 1 inch - (2.5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits areas above branches of certain types of Acropora corals in shallow protected lagoons and usually found at depths between 20 –85 feet (6 – 25 m) where it feeds upon zooplankton.

General Husbandry: Not normally collected for the trade.


    Order: Perciformes

    Suborder: Gobioidei

    Family: Gobiidae

    Genus: Bryaninops

FYI: Shown here for identification only. Best left in the wild.

 Bryaninops natans (Redeye Goby)
Photo © John Randall
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