Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335); meristum: Name from the Greek ‘meristos’, meaning divided; referring to the two dichotomous branches in the fifth pelvic-fin ray resulting in four terminal tips, distinct feature of this new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 100726). Tropical; 1°S - 21°S, 14°E - 180°E (Ref. 100726)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Australia (Great Barrier Reef), Papua New Guinea (Bismark Archipelago) and Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100726)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: concave bony interorbital is less than half pupil-diameter in width; with a slight or no groove posterodorsal to the eye; scales in the midline of the predorsal 8-10; anal-fin rays 7; the fifth pelvic ray is branched twice dichotomously and subequal to the fourth in length, with a full basal membrane; the epaxial musculature reaches anteromedially to a point in line with the posterior margin of the pupil in adults; scale pockets on the head and body are strongly outlined by brown chromatophores (Ref. 100726).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese, 2015. A revision of the Australian species of Trimma (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae), with descriptions of six new species and redescriptions of twenty-three valid species. Zootaxa 3934(1):001-102. (Ref. 100726)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
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) .