Trimma sostra  Winterbottom, 2004

Sostra's pygmygoby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335);  sostra: Specific name derived from Sostratus, the Cnidian designer and builder of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Noun in apposition..   More on author: Winterbottom.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 52975).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Caroline Is., Fiji, Kiribati Republic, Marshall Is., Solomon Is., and Ponape.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52975)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: Seven large regular orange red bars along the side of the body; a dark spot on the lower base of the pectoral fin, and another on the lower peduncle; internal pigmentation on the dorsal surface of the head just behind eyes well-developed but broadly diffused, not forming a discreet bar. Predorsal scales absent. Second dorsal spine slightly to very elongate. A moderate interorbital and variably-developed postorbital trench. The fifth pelvic fin ray is unbranched and 50-70% of the length of the fourth.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs in 0-40 m (Ref. 90102).

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Winterbottom, R., 2004. Three new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the central, western and south Pacific. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9(1):7-16. (Ref. 52975)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 29, mean 27.7 (based on 138 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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) .