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); putrai: Named for Ketut Sarjana Putra, head of Conservation International Indonesia and one of Indonesia’s foremost marine conservationists.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 34 - 55 m (Ref. 119475). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia and Timot-Leste.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119475)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: scales present on predorsal midline and in a single row of 2-3 scales on upper opercle; absence of scales on cheek; second spine of first dorsal fin elongated, reaching to bases of second to sixth rays of second dorsal fin when adpressed; middle pectoral-fin rays branched; a branched fifth pelvic-fin ray with a vestigial basal membrane; no deep narrow trenches between and behind eyes; colour in life and when fresh includes yellow, orange, or red bars on the cheek and yellow-to-red spots on anterior body which lack discrete dark centers (Ref. 119475).
This species is apparently rare and relatively deepwater with specimens collected between 35-70 m. It appears to be a solitary species, with only 1 or 2 specimens collected from each site. Three of the collection sites were steep reef walls exposed to significant current, with individual specimens observed perched upright in small crevices in the coralline-algae-encrusted wall. Two other collection sites were in the mixed coral rubble and sand at the base of steep reef slopes in 35 m depth, with individuals resting on top of medium-sized rubble pieces and disappearing under the rubble when closely approached (Ref. 119475).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., M.V. Erdmann and R. Mambrasar, 2019. A new species of Trimma (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Indonesia and Timor-Leste. J. Ocean Sci. Found., 32:47-55. (Ref. 119475)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), 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) .