Trimma christianeae, Christiane’s pygmygoby

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Trimma christianeae Allen, 2019

Christiane’s pygmygoby
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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);  christianeae: Named for Christiane Waldrich, who photographed this fish; noun in the genitive case.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 4 m (Ref. 119492).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119492)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: D VI + I,9, with the second dorsal-fin spine usually with short filament, when adpressed extending to the base of first to fourth segmented dorsal-fin ray; A I,8; the fifth segmented pelvic-fin ray with sequential branching consisting of three branch points, its length 76.9-87.5% (mean 83.4%) length of fourth ray; the basal membrane of pelvic fin is fully developed; gill rakers on first arch 3-4 + 12-13; opercle scaleless; posterior naris is large and adnate to orbital rim. Colour in life mainly orange to brownish red with diffuse brown scale margins that form a reticulated pattern; indistinct narrow white or gray bars (sometimes branching) along back and dorsalmost part of caudal peduncle; the pectoral-fin base with distinctive orange to reddish-brown medial area with large white spots dorsally and ventrally (Ref. 119492).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Species collected from jetty pilings, log debris, and concrete stairs at the water’s edge, at about 1-4 meters. It seems to have an affinity for sponge-encrusted surfaces, but the general area where it is observed is characterized by extensive silty mud substrata inhabited by a large number of burrowing gobies. It was not previously observed despite nearly 100 hours of scuba-diving because the collection site is immediately adjacent to shore at a busy shipyard where diving is usually banned during daylight hours. Most of the specimens were found on the inner side of a single pillar of the jetty, which was situated in total shade (Ref. 119492).

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Allen, G.R., 2019. Trimma christianeae, a new species of goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 32:39-46. (Ref. 119492)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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):   (0 of 100) .