Trimma stobbsi Winterbottom, 2001
Stobbs' pygmygoby
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 41 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Maldives; then from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands, Australia and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. A species of Trimma with a yellow head, a grey-brown body, and a distinct oval dark spot above and just anterior to the posterodorsal corner of the operculum. This spot is preceded by a shallow groove which extends along the dorsal margin of the operculum. No predorsal scales, posterior half of the nape with a slightly developed longitudinal ridge in the midline, scales present on either side of the ridge with a narrow scaleless gap between them; slight interorbital trench which extends posteriorly barely beyond mid pupil, no postorbital trench; fifth pelvic fin ray unbranched and 50-70% of the length of the fourth (Ref. 52310).
Biology:  Solitary or in small groups in caves and ledges. Also found in steep seaward slopes in 10-40 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.08.03
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 23.05.18
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 10.11.04

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