Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Blenniidae
(Combtooth blennies) > Salariinae
Etymology: Coryphoblennius: Greek, koryphe = summit + Greek, belnnios = mucus (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical; 52°N - 20°N, 19°W - 42°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5298)
Eastern Atlantic: along the coasts of western England and the British Channel, Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, Madeira , Canary Islands; Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, and the Black Sea.
Intertidal (Ref. 31184), found on the wave-battered rocky shores (Ref. 5298). May remain out of water under rocks and seaweeds (Ref. 31184). Omnivorous; feed mainly on copepods and ostracods as juveniles and shift to diet of algae as adults (Ref. 94105). Breathe air when out of water (Ref. 31184). Juveniles in small tide pools (Ref. 41018). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114). Territories protected by males include depressions, crevices or piddock holes (Ref. 5981).
Bath, H., 1990. Blenniidae. p. 905-915. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5298)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00235 - 0.01406), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.2 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .