Trimma kudoi Suzuki & Senou, 2008
Kudo's pygmygoby
Trimma kudoi
photo by Senou, H.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.51 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 27 - 45 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 26-26. This species differs from its congeners in the following combination of characters; scales on predorsal midline absent; elongate spines of first dorsal fin absent; 5th pelvic-fin ray unbranched, 50-70% of 4th ray in length; basal membrane between innermost pelvic-fin rays 10-17% of length of 5th ray; a shallow or deep interorbital trough, no postorbital trough; nape with a slightly developed longitudinal ridge in the midline; longitudinal scales 22-23; head ground color and body bright yellow, with iris vivid yellow, 3 deep purple oblique lines margined by pink when fresh (Ref. 75202).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.08
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.05.18

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