Trimma kalum, Beautiful pygmygoby

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Trimma kalum Winterbottom, 2020

Beautiful pygmygoby
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes (Gobies) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335);  kalum: Name from Greek word “kalos” (καλός), meaning beautiful, referring to the delicate colouration of the new species. It has been informally known as Trimma RW sp 47 or T. DFH sp 23.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 40 - 73 m (Ref. 122369).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Palau.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122369)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: no scales on cheeks, opercle and nape; second spine of the first dorsal fin elongated, reaching posteriorly to the base of the 2nd-10th ray of the second dorsal fin when adpressed; pectoral-fin rays 17-18 with 12-13 branched rays in the middle of the fin; a single dichotomous branch point in the 5th pelvic-fin ray, its length 51-75% the length of the 4th ray; total gill rakers 17-18; beneath the eye 5 papillae in row c; midline between the base of the first dorsal spine and the posterior interorbital region is a very well developed dermal crest; a U-shaped interorbital trench with no fleshy median ridge; a poorly developed postorbital trench ending between the 4th to 5th papillae in row p (which has 6 papillae in total). Colouration when alive and freshly collected is very similar in appearance to T. sheppardi, body overall yellow with three yellow bars across the cheek, and a double dark spot above the posterior portion of the opercle (Ref. 122369).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected with quinaldine in a cave in a steep reef slope (Ref. 122369).

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Winterbottom, R., 2020. A new species of Trimma (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the northern Palauan Islands, western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4808(3):582-588. (Ref. 122369)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00454 - 0.02011), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .