Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Coryphopterus: Greek, koryphe = summit + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335). More on author: Jordan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Atlantic: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Panama, and USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: modal D VI, I,9; A I,9; pectoral fin rays 19; longitudinal scale series 26-27; pelvic fins are fully joined medially by a membrane, innermost rays branched and about equal in length to the next ray and a distinct frenum between the two pelvic fin spines; a prominent, dark, upward-pointed triangle-marking on the stripe behind the eye, collection of small melanophores on the lower third of the pectoral fin base absent; bar of melanophores from the eyeball at 8 o’clock to the mid-maxillary absent; 2 or 3 discrete spots along the dorsal midline on the top of the head between the interorbital and dorsal fin; usually an incomplete upper eye-stripe; and a basicaudal marking that is typically a simple vertical bar (Ref. 75186).
Collected in shallow sandy bays with clear water and some coral growth together with C. glaucofraenum; also In areas of shallow patch reefs, clear water, and low currents (Ref. 75186).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Victor, B.C., 2008. Redescription of Coryphopterus tortugae (Jordan) and a new allied species Coryphopterus bol (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from the tropical western Atlantic Ocean. J. of the Ocean Science Foundation 1:1-19. (Ref. 75186)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .