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Coryphopterus kuna Victor, 2007

Kuna 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);  kuna: Named for the Kuna indigenous people of the Kuna Yala, the region of Atlantic Panama in which the holotype was collected, in recognition of their cooperation in marine biological research. Although is masculine, kuna is a noun in app.

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

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 10 - 30 m (Ref. 58754).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: coasts of Panama and Mexico (Ref. 58754). Recently found in Utila, Honduras (Ref. 93936), Carrie Bow Cay, Belize (Ref. 93938), and Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach, Florida (Ref. 93936).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 1.1 cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58754)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 26. Most distinctive character: two rows of small black spots across the upper aspect of the eye: 4-6 on the outer row and 2-3 on the medial row (Ref. 93936).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in exposed sandbeds (Ref. 93936), An elusive species for It occupies an obscure habitat:and was collected in deeper water than is usually surveyed, it was far from reef substrate, and the area is subject to some siltation from the Panamanian mainland. The species is also not particularly different-looking from the usual sand-bed gobies that it would not attract attention (Ref. 58754) .Depth at 15 - 20 m (Ref. 58754), range given by B. Victor (pers.comm. 10/18).

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Victor, B.C., 2007. Coryphopterus kuna, a new goby (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae) from the western Caribbean, with the identification of the late larval stage and an estimate of the pelagic larval duration. Zootaxa 1526:51-61. (Ref. 58754)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 23 March 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00414 - 0.01834), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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) .