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); hotsarihiensis: Named for the local name for Helen Reef (an old spelling), 'Hotsarihie’, a Tobian word meaning 'reef of the giant clams’, in appreciation of the support of the Helen Reef Resource Management Project (HRRMP) and the friendliness and the people of Tobi. More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 22 - 34 m (Ref. 80731). Tropical
Western Pacific: Palau.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80731)
Collected from a vertical wall covered with sponges, small hard corals, ascidians, huge sandy-floored cave (ca 20 m wide and 5 m high, floor at 27 m) with sea-fans and hydroids at entrance, with sand/rock/patch reef below cave, at 22-34 m depth (Ref. 80731).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2009. A new species of the genus Trimma (Percomorpha; Gobiidae) from Helen Reef, South-West Islands of Palau. Aqua, International J. Ichthyol. 109(2):109-116. (Ref. 80731)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
): 28.1 - 28.7, mean 28.3 (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00414 - 0.01834), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .