Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 21 m (Ref. 11441). Tropical
Indian Ocean: Saudi Arabia to western Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
soft rays: 9 - 10. Diagnosis: This species has a frontal ridge behind the orbits that slopes steeply into a wide interorbital trench anteromedially, and into postorbital trenches laterally ; posterior nasal opening adnate to eye; no elongate dorsal spines; second dorsal with 10 or more elements; fifth pectoral ray with two sequential branches (occasionally one dichotomous branch); 18 or
more pectoral rays; no scales on head; body color orange-red with four white bars on dorsum, and light orange blotches on white colored head and nape; dark triangular group of melanophores above opercle (Ref. 57688).
Inhabits coral reefs and within the reef-rubble slope (Ref. 11441, 57688).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 821 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00427 - 0.01860), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .