Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Coryphopterus: Greek, koryphe = summit + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Böhlke & Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 9710). Subtropical
Western Atlantic: southern Florida in USA and Bahamas to southeastern Brazil (Ref. 51894).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 26. Pelvic frenum absent. Innermost pelvic-fin rays branched, connected to the ray of the opposite side by a basal membrane and smaller than immediately adjacent one (66 - 77% of its length). Elongate spine in the first dorsal fin absent. No spot above opercle (Ref. 52312).
Two distinct dark spots, one above other, on pectoral fin base (Ref. 26938). With numerous small brown spots, the largest a series of 6 along lower side, and small pale blue-green flecks; horizontal dark lines on head, the most prominent posterior to eye; a vertical blackish line or two blackish spots at base of caudal fin (Ref. 13442).
Inhabits coral reefs, tide pools, limestone caves, algae-covered rocks and isolated patch reefs surrounded by white sand (Ref. 5521).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26 - 28.2, mean 27.4 °C (based on 697 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 154 [65, 387] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.49 [0.72, 3.09] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [16.5, 20.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.168 [0.072, 0.379] g/100g ; Selenium = 11.9 [4.6, 29.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 62.1 [13.1, 267.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.97 [1.07, 3.65] mg/100g (wet weight);