Coryphopterus eidolon Böhlke & Robins, 1960
Pallid goby
Coryphopterus eidolon
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles (Ref. 7251). Has occasionally been recorded in northeastern Brazil (Ref. 84211).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Translucent gray with a narrow yellow stripe, faintly edged with dusky pigment, extending posteriorly from eye, and small yellow or dusky yellow spots or short bands on snout, cheek and anteriorly on body; a row of small faint yellow spots dorsally on body (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Inhabits reef areas deeper than 6 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 (A3ce) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.08.94

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