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Trimma meristum  Winterbottom & Hoese, 2015

Split-ray pygmygoby
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Trimma meristum
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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);  meristum: Name from the Greek ‘meristos’, meaning divided; referring to the two dichotomous branches in the fifth pelvic-fin ray resulting in four terminal tips, distinct feature of this new species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 100726).   Tropical; 1°S - 21°S, 14°E - 180°E (Ref. 100726)

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Western Pacific: Australia (Great Barrier Reef), Papua New Guinea (Bismark Archipelago) and Fiji.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100726)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: concave bony interorbital is less than half pupil-diameter in width; with a slight or no groove posterodorsal to the eye; scales in the midline of the predorsal 8-10; anal-fin rays 7; the fifth pelvic ray is branched twice dichotomously and subequal to the fourth in length, with a full basal membrane; the epaxial musculature reaches anteromedially to a point in line with the posterior margin of the pupil in adults; scale pockets on the head and body are strongly outlined by brown chromatophores (Ref. 100726).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese, 2015. A revision of the Australian species of Trimma (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae), with descriptions of six new species and redescriptions of twenty-three valid species. Zootaxa 3934(1):001-102. (Ref. 100726)

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

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) .