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); squamicana: Named after the word 'squamus', meaning scale and the specific name of 'candy cane pygmy goby', in allusion to the red and white body and scaled nape. Treated as a noun in apposition. More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 48 m (Ref. 52975). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Kiribati Republic, Phoenix Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: The species has eight red to reddish brown saddles over the dorsal midline and five similar saddles on the ventral midline on a white background. The second dorsal spine is variably elongate. The fifth pelvic fin ray is unbranched. The interorbital trench is moderate to deep, the postorbital trench is generally poorly-developed or absent. The nape is scaled.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2004. Three new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the central, western and south Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9(1):7-16. (Ref. 52975)
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
): 27.9 - 29.1, mean 28.6 (based on 25 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) .