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); erwani: Named for Erwan Delrieu-Trottin, who assisted in the collecting of these specimens.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 30 m (Ref. 112075). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: diagonally slanting grey and yellow bars on body; nape scaled with about 5-6 predorsal scales; pectoral fin with 16-17 unbranched rays; unbranched fifth pelvic-fin ray, about half length of fourth ray; interorbital region with a U-shaped trench and no 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 (0.00412 - 0.01842), 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) .