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); habrum: Name from the Greek word ‘habros’, meaning delicate, dainty or graceful, referring to the soft and delicate shades of colour of freshly collected specimens. More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 70 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific Ocean: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87358)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: a bony interorbital width equal to the pupil diameter, predorsal midline with 8-9 scales; unbranched pectoral fin rays 14; an unbranched fifth pelvic fin ray; no basal membrane joining the fifth pelvic fin rays across the midline; usually a single full row of cheek scales; scales on the upper two-thirds of the opercle; when fresh, colouration is diagnostic - a pale translucent dorsum with light yellow blotches and the base of each element of the dorsal fin surrounded by a red spot, a thin red bar along the posterior margins of the hypurals, no dark pigment at all on the hypural region of the peduncle, and a darkly pigmented covering to the dorsal margins of the swim bladder, neural sheath, and the brain (Ref. 87358).
Inhabits vertical walls and deep reef in about 60-70 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
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.2 - 28.2, mean 27.8 (based on 7 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) .