Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335); halonevum: Name from 'halo nevus', a skin condition characterized by pale spots with a red centre, referring to the similar spots on the body of the new species (the name was given by Dr. Irving Klinghofer, a Toronto physician). More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 45 m (Ref. 118045). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Maldives and Christmas Island; Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, and, apparently, Society Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Distinguished by the following characters: reddish orange to yellow orange with small pale edged red spots widely scattered on head and body; longitudinal scale series 23-25; predorsal scales 6-10; absence of scales on cheek; upper opercle with 2-3 cycloid scales; depth of body about 3.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits coastal reefs on mixed algae and coral to about 20 meters depth (Ref. 48637). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2000. Four new species of Trimma (Gobiidae), from the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. aqua, J. of Ichthyol. Aquatic Biol. 4(2):57-66. (Ref. 118045)
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
): 27.1 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 396 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) .