Trimma imaii Suzuki & Senou, 2009
Imai's pygmygoby
Trimma imaii
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  1.76 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 50 - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. This specie sis distinguished by the following characters: 7 predorsal scales; 9 second dorsal-fin rays; 16 pectoral fin rays, all unbranched; first dorsal fin with second spine elongate and filamentous; fifth pelvic-fin ray unbranched; height of basal membrane between innermost pelvic-fin rays about 20% of length of fifth ray; interorbital or postorbital trough absent; no scales on opercle; head and body dull yellow; fresh and color in life of snout, interorbit, and upper and lower parts of eye dark violet (Ref. 81089).
Biology:  Occurs in outer reef slopes in 50-70 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.07.09
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.05.18

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