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Trimma sheppardi  Winterbottom, 1984

Sheppard's dwarfgoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 70 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba to Kagoshimo, Japan. Also reported from Seychelles (Ref. 10685).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10685)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by pink head and semi-translucent yellowish body with 1-2 black spots on upper edge of operculum; presence of series of 7-8 internal squarish dark blotches along middle of side; three red bars on head, below eye and on rear edge of opercle; no prolonged dorsal spines; upper 3-5 pectoral rays and lowermost 2-5 rays unbranched; fifth pelvic ray 75% length of fourth ray; longitudinal scale series 24; predorsal scales absent; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body 3.7-4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits caves, ledges and rubble bottoms of outer reefs in 20-70 m (Ref. 90102).

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Winterbottom, R., 1995. Red Sea gobiid fishes of the genus Trimma, with the description of two new species. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 22(3-4):93-98. (Ref. 13694)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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