Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Corythoichthys: Greek, korys, korythos = helmet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Rüppell.
The species Corythoichthys conspicillatus (Jenyns, 1842) is considered as valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870) following Allen & Erdmann (2008: Ref. 74959). The species page will be created.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 9710). Tropical; 30°N - 28°S
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 33390) to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia (Ref. 33390) and the Austral Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Found among algal-matted rock and living corals of lagoon and seaward reefs from the low tide line to a depth of 25 m or more. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and genetic (Ref. 52884). Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. (Ref. 5316)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.3 °C (based on 3234 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00036 (0.00016 - 0.00084), b=3.18 (2.99 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 171 [95, 331] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.962 [0.615, 1.547] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.3, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.13 [0.08, 0.24] g/100g ; Selenium = 35 [17, 73] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 59.1 [19.6, 169.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.82 [1.23, 2.66] mg/100g (wet weight);