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Trimma papayum  Winterbottom, 2011

Pawpaw pygmy goby
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335);  papayum: Name from the Spanish word ‘papaya’, a tropical tree whose fruit (papaya or pawpaw) which has an orange flesh and small black seeds, referring to the overall colouration and the small black spot or spots in the first dorsal fin characteristic of the new species..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 50 m (Ref. 87358).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Pacific Ocean: Indonesia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 87358)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 8. This species is unique in having the following set of characters: one-third pupil diameter black ocellated spot on and just behind the fourth dorsal fin spine; fins rays in dorsal 9, anal 8, pectoral 18-19, with the middle ones branched; a single branch point in the fifth pelvic fin ray, about 60-70% the length of the fourth and a basal membrane about 10-20% the length of the fourth ray;10-11 anterior and 8-9 posterior transverse scale rows; 5-10 scales in the predorsal midline, no scales on cheek and a single row of 3 scales on the upper margin of the opercle; a shallow interorbital trench with no trench posterodorsal to the orbit; freshly collected specimens are orange red in overall colouration, with scattered diffuse yellow spots (Ref. 87358).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits seaward reef slopes in about 50 m (Ref. 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Winterbottom, R., 2011. Six new species of the genus Trimma (Percomorpha; Gobiidae) from the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, with notes on cephalic sensory papillae nomenclature. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 17(3):127-162. (Ref. 87358)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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