Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335). More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 70 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba to Kagoshimo, Japan. Also reported from Seychelles (Ref. 10685).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10685)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by pink head and semi-translucent yellowish body with 1-2 black spots on upper edge of operculum; presence of series of 7-8 internal squarish dark blotches along middle of side; three red bars on head, below eye and on rear edge of opercle; no prolonged dorsal spines; upper 3-5 pectoral rays and lowermost 2-5 rays unbranched; fifth pelvic ray 75% length of fourth ray; longitudinal scale series 24; predorsal scales absent; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body 3.7-4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits caves, ledges and rubble bottoms of outer reefs in 20-70 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 1995. Red Sea gobiid fishes of the genus Trimma, with the description of two new species. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 22(3-4):93-98. (Ref. 13694)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 20.7 - 28.3, mean 27 (based on 172 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .