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Trimma sostra  Winterbottom, 2004

Sostra pygmy goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335);  sostra: Specific name derived from Sostratus, the Cnidian designer and builder of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Noun in apposition..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 52975).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Caroline Is., Fiji, Kiribati Republic, Marshall Is., Solomon Is., and Ponape.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52975)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: Seven large regular orange red bars along the side of the body; a dark spot on the lower base of the pectoral fin, and another on the lower peduncle; internal pigmentation on the dorsal surface of the head just behind eyes well-developed but broadly diffused, not forming a discreet bar. Predorsal scales absent. Second dorsal spine slightly to very elongate. A moderate interorbital and variably-developed postorbital trench. The fifth pelvic fin ray is unbranched and 50-70% of the length of the fourth.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs in 0-40 m (Ref. 90102).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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