Coryphopterus curasub

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Taxonavigation: Gobioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Gobiaria
Ordo: Gobiiformes
Subordo: Gobioidei

Familia: Gobiidae
Subfamilia: Gobiinae
Genus: Coryphopterus
Species: Coryphopterus curasub


Coryphopterus curasub Baldwin & Robertson, 2015

  • Holotype: USNM 406373.
  • Paratypes: USNM 430037 (CUR 13302), 431328 (CUR 14003), 430019 (CUR 13303) c&s.

Type locality: Curasub submersible, sta. 11-05, southern Caribbean, Curaçao, east of downline off Substation Curaçao dock, near 12°05.069'N, 68°53.886'W, 80 m depth.

Etymology: Named for the manned submersible Curasub, which is owned and operated by Substation Curaçao, in recognition of the contributions of this vehicle to increasing our knowledge of the Caribbean deep-reef fish fauna.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Yellow-spotted sand goby