Trimma rubromaculatum Allen & Munday, 1995
Red-spotted pygmygoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 22 - 50 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Most of lateral portion of head and body red while whitish ventrally; relatively large red spots scattered on head and body. Predorsal scales, 8. Head without scales except predorsal to posterior margin of interorbital; characterized further by lacking elongate dorsal spines; all pectoral rays unbranched; branched fifth pelvic ray; longitudinal scale series 24-25; depth of body 4.2-4.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits rubble slopes at the base of vertical cliffs. Typically hovers vertically or obliquely, several centimeters above the bottom (Ref. 31115).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.01.02
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 23.05.18

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