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); lutea: Name from Latin 'luteus' meaning yellow, referring to the yellow bars on the body; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 58 m (Ref. 112075). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Austral and Cook islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112075)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: alternating grey or reddish grey and yellow bars on head and body; nape half to completely scaled with about 4-7 predorsal scales; 18 pectoral fin rays, 8 unbranched rays; unbranched fifth pelvic-fin ray, about 50% to 80% length of fourth ray; interorbital region has a well-developed U-shaped trench and postorbital trenches (Ref. 112075).
Its cryptic habits and small size make it difficult to observe and collect this species (Ref. 112075).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Viviani, J., J.T. Williams and S. Planes, 2016. Two new pygmygobies (Percomorpha: Gobiidae: Trimma) from French Polynesia. J. Ocean. Sci. Found. 23:1-11. (Ref. 112075)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00871 (0.00404 - 0.01876), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), 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) .