Coryphopterus curasub

Common Name

Yellow-spotted Goby

Year Described

Baldwin & Robertson, 2015


Dorsal Fin: VI, 10-11 (usually 11)
Anal Fin: 10
Pectoral Fin: 19-20 (usually 19)
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Lateral Line Scales: 22


Maximum size to 33.3mm SL.


On mixed sand and rubble substrates on deep reef slope (70-80m). The deepest W. Atlantic member of this genus.


So far known only from off Curacao in the southern Caribbean Sea.


Baldwin C.C. and D.R. Robertson. 2015. A new, mesophotic Coryphopterus goby (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from the southern Caribbean, with comments on relationships and depth distributions within the genus. ZooKeys 513: 123-142.