Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335); kitrinum: Name from the Greek ‘kitrinos’, meaning ‘citron-yellow’ or ‘of citron’, referring to the distinctive yellow caudal fin of the new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 36 m (Ref. 100726). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia, Australia and certain island groups north to Guam, south-east to Fiji and Samoa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100726); 2.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species (of Trimma tevegae group) is distinguished by the following characters: D VI + I,8; A I,8; pectoral-fin rays 13-14 unbranched; total gill rakers on the outer side of the first gill arch usually 20-22; 3-4 papillae in a transverse row at the posterior interorbital position of row p, and 3-5 papillae in a transverse row at the anterior position of row p; this transverse row usually extends anterior and lateral to the anteriormost papilla in row r; brownish body and bright yellow caudal fin, with no dark marking on the posterior part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 100726).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese, 2015. A revision of the Australian species of Trimma (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae), with descriptions of six new species and redescriptions of twenty-three valid species. Zootaxa 3934(1):001-102. (Ref. 100726)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.9 - 29.4, mean 28.3 (based on 1139 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00418 - 0.01902), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .