Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Chaenopsidae
(Pike-, tube- and flagblennies)
Etymology: Coralliozetus: Greek, korallion = coral + Greek, ketos = a marine monster, whale (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Beebe & Tee-Van.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 3 m (Ref. 11482). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico and the Gulf of California.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Found in shallow waters and in calm rocky areas (Ref. 37955). Inhabits mollusk tubes and barnacles on rocky reefs (Ref. 11482). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 11482).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and D.R. Robertson, 1994. Fishes of the tropical eastern Pacific. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 332 p. (Ref. 11482)
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
): 22.3 - 28.5, mean 25.2 °C (based on 170 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00184 - 0.01190), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 179 [85, 373] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.96 [0.55, 1.80] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.9, 19.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.145 [0.072, 0.299] g/100g ; Selenium = 19.6 [8.1, 44.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 444 [141, 1,370] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.15 [1.32, 3.46] mg/100g (wet weight);