Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335). More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hagiwara, K. and R. Winterbottom, 2007. Two new species of Trimma (Gobiidae) from the Western Pacific. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, Suppl. 1:163-174. (Ref. 58123)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.1 - 29, mean 28.2 (based on 176 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) .