Trimma lantana Winterbottom & Villa, 2003
Lantana pygmygoby
Trimma lantana
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.94 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australasian plate and the Solomon Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Diagnosis: a frontal ridge behind the orbits that slopes steeply into a wide interorbital trench anteromedially, and into postorbital trenches laterally; posterior nasal opening separate from anterior margin of eye; second spine of first dorsal elongate, third spine not elongate; fifth pelvic fin ray branched once dichotomously; body color on anterior half off-white, grey anteriorly with grey-blue snout, red-orange trunk grading to yellow caudally, with five white dorsolateral spots between peduncle and origin of first dorsal, and two white ventrolateral spots between the peduncle and anal fin; a red-orange bar and two irregular blotches under orbit; slightly darkened posterior margin of pectoral base (Ref. 57688).
Biology:  Solitary, often resting on sand or rubble bottoms of caves and ledges in 5-30 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.11.06
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.05.18

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