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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit shallow protected areas of rubble and sand (Ref. 37816), usually semi-silty zones (Ref. 48635). Occur more commonly at depths between 0 and 3 m. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 9.0 cm SL. Adults nearly always in pairs (Ref. 48635).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Vanuatu, north to southern Japan.
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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Palau and Vanuatu north to southern Japan and Taiwan, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 2333
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Size

Maximum size: 198 mm SL
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Max. size

19.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs more commonly at depths between 0 and 3 m. Males may be brooding at 9.0 cm SL.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Fine lines on the head and series of spots over the back and along trunk; caudal fin mainly pink (Ref. 48635).
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Type Information

Cotype for Corythoichthys haematopterus
Catalog Number: USNM 49835
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): A. Owston
Locality: Ishigaki Is., Riu Kiu, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Pacific
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Cotype for Corythoichthys haematopterus
Catalog Number: USNM 55921
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): C. Pierson
Locality: Philippines: Luzon, Sorsogon, Bacon, Luzon, Sorsogon, Philippines, Pacific
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Type for Corythoichthys haematopterus
Catalog Number: USNM 55908
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): C. Pierson
Locality: Philippines: Luzon, Sorsogon, Bacon, Luzon, Sorsogon, Philippines, Pacific
  • Type:
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Paratype for Corythoichthys haematopterus
Catalog Number: USNM 126383
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Pierson
Year Collected: 1903
Locality: Bacon, Philippine Islands, Philippines, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 21 m (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 45 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 15 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.61 - 24
  Temperature range (°C): 25.894 - 29.264
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.068 - 0.806
  Salinity (PPS): 32.019 - 35.125
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.271 - 4.703
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.043 - 0.415
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.449 - 5.501

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.61 - 24

Temperature range (°C): 25.894 - 29.264

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.068 - 0.806

Salinity (PPS): 32.019 - 35.125

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.271 - 4.703

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.043 - 0.415

Silicate (umol/l): 1.449 - 5.501
 
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Depth: 0 - 20m.
Recorded at 20 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Found in inshore waters (Ref. 75154).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Corythoichthys haematopterus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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