Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Coralliozetus: Greek, korallion = coral + Greek, ketos = a marine monster, whale (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 4 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical; 32°N - 17°N, 115°W - 94°W
Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Acapulco, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Adults inhabit empty barnacle shells on rocky reefs (Ref. 11482). Feed on zooplankton (Ref. 11482). Eggs are deposited in vacant barnacle tests and are defended by the male parent (Ref. 85398).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are deposited in vacant barnacle tests and are defended by the male parent (Ref. 85398).
Hastings, P.A., 1995. Chaenopsidae. Trambollos, alargados, trambollos tubícolos. p. 996-999. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9285)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.9 - 28.2, mean 24.2 (based on 114 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00181 - 0.01153), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .