Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Jordan & Seale.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 70 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical; 14°N - 15°S
Western Pacific: Chesterfield Banks and New Caledonia to Samoa. Reported from the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559). Resembles Trimma naudei and Trimma okinawae (Ref. 1602).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: frontal ridge behind the orbits slopes steeply into a wide interorbital trench
anteromedially, and into postorbital trenches laterally; posterior nasal opening separate from anterior margin of eye; elongate first dorsal spines absent; fifth pelvic fin ray branched once
dichotomously; body red-orange with four white dorsolateral spots between caudal region and origin of second dorsal; no white ventrolateral spots; facial pattern with two thin, diffuse white diagonal lines under orbit and one over preopercle (Ref. 57688).
Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs; within crevices and caves of mostly dead coral rock and sandy rubble bottom (Ref. 9710, 57688). Solitary (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00871 (0.00414 - 0.01834), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), 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) .