Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 10 - 30 m (Ref. 58754). Tropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .