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; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 52 m (Ref. 5521), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 30°N -
Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and the Bahamas to Central America and Lesser Antilles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Occurs in schools near large coral columns and heads (Ref. 7251). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 28, mean 27.2 °C (based on 148 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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 = 492 [177, 1,233] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.64 [0.79, 3.78] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.5 [14.5, 18.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.253 [0.086, 0.718] g/100g ; Selenium = 19.7 [5.8, 56.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 149 [29, 718] μg/100g ; Zinc = 3.99 [2.16, 7.30] mg/100g (wet weight);