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); abyssum: Named for its unusually deep habitat in comparison with most gobiid fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 107 m (Ref. 100512). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Indornesia, North Sulawesi; range likely to extend across the East Indian region.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100512); 2.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D VI + I,7- 8, the second and third spines are the longest, with short filamentous tips reaching to between bases of first two segmented rays of second dorsal fin when adpressed; A I,8; pectoral rays 16, all are unbranched; pelvic fin I,5 with the fifth pelvic ray unbranched, 48-55% length of fourth pelvic ray; bony interorbital 53-65% pupil diameter; nape fully scaled with 12-13 scales on midline of predorsal; cheek and opercle covered with scales; scales ctenoid on breast (prepelvic); a prominent dark bar at caudal-fin base and scale pockets are strongly outlined with melanophores (Ref. 100512).
Found in caves and ledges in 107 m depth at the baseof a steep outer reef slope (Ref. 100512).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 2015. Four new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 14:28-48. (Ref. 100512)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), 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) .