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); erdmanni: Named for Mark V. Erdmann, Conservation International’s Indonesian Marine Program. More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 12 - 66 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific Ocean: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87358)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having the following characters: a reddish-orange body with a darker red to orange lateral stripe with darker borders on the body which extends anteriorly onto the head, where it bifurcates, and there is a thin longitudinal light stripe below the eye; usually lacks scales in the predorsal midline but when present, are separated from the first dorsal fin by an unscaled area; the second spine of the first dorsal is elongated; dorsal rays 9; anal rays 8; a single branch in the fifth pelvic fin ray; gill rakers on the first gill arch 19-22 (Ref. 87358); characterized further by having longitudinal scale series 23-24; cheek or opercle without scales; depth of body 3.8-4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits coral reefs, often outer slopes on isolated rock or coral outcrops in 12-66 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2011. Six new species of the genus Trimma (Percomorpha; Gobiidae) from the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, with notes on cephalic sensory papillae nomenclature. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 17(3):127-162. (Ref. 87358)
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
): 28 - 29.2, mean 28.7 (based on 78 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .