Coryphopterus hyalinus

Glass goby
Coryphopterus hyalinus
Coryphopterus hyalinus, Florida Keys, USA, Photo: Graham Edgar


Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean


Very difficult to distinguish from C. personatus in the field, but apparently lacking a faint dusky stripe along the lower rear part of the body and a clear patch in the centre of the top of the head.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-31.1°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Widespread (52.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (78 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.