Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimmatom: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed + Greek, tomos = cut (Ref. 45335). More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-translucent yellowish body color; white dorsally on head and nape; presence of five diffuse, internal brownish bars on side of body from level of first dorsal fin to caudal peduncle; short brown saddles sometimes evident along back; median fins orange with broad white margins; sometimes with elongate first dorsal spine, all soft dorsal rays unbranched; very elongate fourth pelvic ray; unbranched fifth pelvic ray, 15% length of fourth pelvic ray; lateral scale series 23; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body 4.9-5.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Western Pacific: Taiwan, Philippines, Australia.
Inhabits reef crevices in 0-20 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and K.K.P. Lim (eds.), 2000. A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool. Suppl. (8):569-667. (Ref. 36648)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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