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); finistrinum: Name from the Greek 'finistrini' (??????????), ) meaning a porthole, referring to the lines of yellow
spots along the sides of the body, reminiscent of the lighted portholes of an ocean liner at night; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 11 - 20 m (Ref. 115117). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115117); 2.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: bony interorbital 100% pupil diameter; fully scaled midline of nape of 12-14 scales; the second dorsal spine may reach posteriorly to middle of second dorsal fin; papillae in longitudinal row immediately below eye either single or with two papillae in vertical row (but not in vertical rows of 3-5 papillae at each position); pectoral-fin rays unbranched; usually a branched fifth pelvic-fin ray that is about half length of the fourth ray; a large diffuse dark blotch on the posterior caudal peduncle; colour pattern of a brownish body with most body scales having golden- to greenish-yellow (pale in preservative) centres is unique among species of Trimma (Ref. 115117).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2017. Two new species of Trimma (Pisces; Gobiidae) from Fiji, south-western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4269(4):559-570. (Ref. 115117)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00289 - 0.01377), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), 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) .