Trimma bisella Winterbottom, 2000
Two-saddle pygmygoby
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.44 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 24 - 33 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: colour pattern distinguishes this species where freshly collected specimens have a brown-grey body; a bright red peduncle margined dorsally and ventrally by two large white saddles; vertical orange bars 4 on a salmon background on the head; midline of nape naked; interorbital trench well developed, second dorsal spine elongated, fifth pelvic fin ray unbranched; when preserved, the two light saddles on the caudal peduncle and the light vertical bars on the head visible; without scales in the predorsal midline or on cheek (Ref. 118045).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 July 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 28.05.18

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