Trimma griffithsi Winterbottom, 1984
Griffiths' pygmygoby
Trimma griffithsi
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Characterized by translucent pinkish body color with narrow scale margins; orange pink abdomen and most of head, merging with tapered pink stripe to middle caudal fin base; midline of snout with whitish stripe; median fins with faint spotting; second dorsal spine elongate and filamentous; all pectoral rays unbranched; fifth pelvic ray branched, 80% length of fourth ray; pelvic frenum and rudimentary basal membrane absent; longitudinal scale series 23-24; predorsal scales 4-5; no scales on cheek; single cycloid scale on upper opercle; depth of body 4.2-4.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal reefs to about 30 meters depth, usually hovers near caves (Ref. 48637). Forms small to large mid-water aggregations, often upside down on ceilings of caves (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality: Peros Banhos, Chagos Archipelago.

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.04.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 21.05.18

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