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Coryphopterus personatus (Jordan and Thompson, 1905)
MASKED GOBY
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Coryphopterus personatus (Jordan & Thompson , 1905)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Coryphopterus: Greek, koryphe = summit + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on authors: Jordan & Thompson .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 46 m (Ref. 13442 ), usually 3 - 46 m (Ref. 13442 ).   Tropical; 32°N -

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Western Central Atlantic: Florida (USA), Bermuda, and Bahamas to northern South America, including the Lesser Antilles (Ref. 7251 ). Also Antilles (Ref. 26938 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 11. Translucent orangish gray dorsally shading to violet gray ventrally; 2 diffuse orange lines running posteriorly from eye; dorsal fin rays red (Ref. 13442 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in schools near large coral columns and heads. Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35408 ). Hovers above bottom in caves and shaded areas in reefs (Ref. 26938 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, demersal spawner (Ref. 101194 ). Both male and female spawn with many individuals loosely organized into a social hierarchy (Ref. 240 ). Sex reversal is completed in 9 days (Ref. 34185 ). Also Ref. 32179, 103751).

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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. 120744 )

  Vulnerable (VU)  (A3ce); Date assessed: 22 March 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.9 - 28, mean 27.2 (based on 314 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.7   ±0.30 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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