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Coryphopterus urospilus  Ginsburg, 1938

Redlight goby
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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 author: Ginsburg.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical; 32°N - 10°S, 115°W - 77°W

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Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to the Galapagos Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in sand-rubble fringe of rocky reefs or coral patches (Ref. 11482). Forages on tiny crustaceans among rocks on the bottom. When foraging over sand, its orange spot tends to resemble sand grains and may camouflage them. However they dart about quickly and dive for cover when approached (Ref. 28023).

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Benthic spawner.

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 20.6 - 28.4, mean 25.9 (based on 48 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00422 - 0.01428), b=3.15 (2.99 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .