Trimma lutea Viviani, Williams & Planes, 2016
Yellow barred pygmygoby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.34 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 58 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Austral and Cook islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 9-10; Vertebrae: 27-27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: alternating grey or reddish grey and yellow bars on head and body; nape half to completely scaled with about 4-7 predorsal scales; 18 pectoral fin rays, 8 unbranched rays; unbranched fifth pelvic-fin ray, about 50% to 80% length of fourth ray; interorbital region has a well-developed U-shaped trench and postorbital trenches (Ref. 112075).
Biology:  Its cryptic habits and small size make it difficult to observe and collect this species (Ref. 112075).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.01.18

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