| Ecological Descriptors
||Pla, Cru, Wor
Straight snout profile with small head pores, small mouth thats relatively horizontal. Pallid body, with yellow or orangeish marks, eye has a ring of dark spots surrounding pupil. Small black bar at base of tail.
Lives in depths of 3-30m (15-100ft), in reef areas with coral, rocks or limestone. Usually in patches of coral sand. Feed on small benthic crustaceans and zooplankton.
Benthic spawner. Species of this genus are sequential protogynous hermaphodites, maturing as females and later changing sex to male. Aproximatelly 2000 eggs are deposited on hard substrate and fertilized by the male. It has a 60 day pelagic larval stage, after which it matures rapidly.
(C) James Garin
See comparative table and images of various Sand Gobies (Coryphopterus spp) HERE