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Trimma taylori  Lobel, 1979

Yellow cave goby
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 50 m (Ref. 54980).   Tropical; 28°N - 8°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Males have longer dorsal spines and yellow spotting on the fins (Ref. 1602); characterized further by semi-translucent upper part of body, pinkish orange below; head and median fins with yellow orange spots; elongate and filamentous second dorsal spine; fifth pelvic ray branched, 75-85% length of fourth ray; longitudinal scale series 23-24; predorsal scales absent; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body 4.0-4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Indo-Pacific: Chagos and Hawaiian islands; probably occurring in Guam. Records from Red Sea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in caves of drop-offs at depths of about 25 to at least 50 m (Ref. 48637, 58302). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Form loose schools near the roofs or sides of caves and disappears into holes or crevices when approached. Often seen with other species of Trimma and feeds on harpacticoid copepods (Ref. 48637).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00507 - 0.02267), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.