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Trimma gigantum  Winterbottom & Zur, 2007

Giant 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);  gigantum: Named for the Greek word 'gigas, gigantas' meaning giant, referring to its extremely large size (informally referred to as Trimma RW sp 90, undescribed species, in litt.)..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 57 - 73 m (Ref. 59339).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Palau to Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59339); 2.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. This species is a member of the T. tevegae species complex (sensu Winterbottom 2005) with a broad interorbital space and a greatly expanded first haemal arch. It is further characterized by 15-18 predorsal scales; the second and third dorsal spines elongate; a fleshy, longitudinal ridge in the interorbital midline; absence of postorbital trenches; scales covering the cheek and opercle; the fifth pelvic fin ray usually branched dichotomously once; a pattern of six dark saddles across the dorsum on a pale yellow background; and, large adult size (to about 30 mm SL) (Ref. 59339).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits outer reef slopes in caves and crevices in 57-73 m (Ref. 90102).

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Winterbottom, R. and M. Zur, 2007. Three new species of genus Trimma from Palau (Percomorpha: Gobioidei). Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(1):13-24. (Ref. 59339)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.2 - 28.2, mean 27.8 (based on 7 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00412 - 0.01928), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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) .