Trimma omanensis Winterbottom, 2000
Crescent-wing pygmygoby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a distinct crescent-shaped bar present on the posterior edge of the pectoral base, it extends onto the base of the fin rays; scaleless head and predorsal midline; interorbital and postorbital trenches well-developed; fifth pelvic fin ray branches dichotomously twice (Ref. 118045).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 28.05.18

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