Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335); lantana: Named for the tropical plant, Lantana, the inflorescences of which is an assortment of yellow, orange, purple, and reddish-pink flowers, alluding to the colourful nature of this species and the rounded blotches on the head; noun in apposition. More on authors: Winterbottom & Villa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Australasian plate and the Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57688)
soft rays: 5. Diagnosis: a frontal ridge behind the orbits that slopes steeply into a wide interorbital trench
anteromedially, and into postorbital trenches laterally; posterior nasal opening separate from anterior margin of eye; second spine of first dorsal elongate, third spine not elongate; fifth pelvic fin ray branched once dichotomously; body color on anterior half off-white, grey anteriorly with grey-blue snout, red-orange trunk grading to yellow caudally, with five white dorsolateral spots between peduncle and origin of first dorsal, and two white ventrolateral spots between the peduncle and anal fin; a red-orange bar and two irregular blotches under orbit; slightly darkened posterior margin of pectoral base (Ref. 57688).
Solitary, often resting on sand or rubble bottoms of caves and ledges in 5-30 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and C.A. Villa, 2003. A new species of the Trimma caesiura species complex (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the north-eastern margin of the Australian Plate, with a redescription of the other nominal species in the complex. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 7(1):13-28. (Ref. 57688)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.6 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1091 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) .