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); fangi: Named for Prof. Lee-Shing Fang, head of the Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium. More on authors: Winterbottom & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Anambas Islands, South China Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 51083)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: Distinguished by the combination of following features: predorsal scales absent; anterior extension of body scales up to the shoulder spot; body light brown with large orange spots or stripes on the head; a dark greyish-orange shoulder spot above the pectoral fin base; and a grey iris with several orange spots. These orange spots on head are grading to red on the branchiostegal membrane (Ref. 51083); characterized further by having longitudinal scale series 23-25; cheeks and opercle without scales; depth of body 3.8-4.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits outer reef caves and crevices in 5-20 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R. and I.-S. Chen, 2004. Two new species of Trimma (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the western Pacific Ocean. Raffles Bull. Zool. 11(Sup.):103-106. (Ref. 51083)
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
): 28 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 952 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) .