Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335); papayum: Name from the Spanish word ‘papaya’, a tropical tree whose fruit (papaya or pawpaw) which has an orange flesh and small black seeds, referring to the overall colouration and the small black
spot or spots in the first dorsal fin characteristic of the new species. More on author: Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 50 m (Ref. 87358), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific Ocean: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87358)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is unique in having the following set of characters: one-third pupil diameter black ocellated spot on and just behind the fourth dorsal fin spine; fins rays in dorsal 9, anal 8, pectoral 18-19, with the middle ones branched; a single branch point in the fifth pelvic fin ray, about 60-70% the length of the fourth and a basal membrane about 10-20% the length of the fourth ray;10-11 anterior and 8-9 posterior transverse scale rows; 5-10 scales in the predorsal midline, no scales on cheek and a single row of 3 scales on the upper margin of the opercle; a shallow interorbital trench with no trench posterodorsal to the orbit; freshly collected specimens are orange red in overall colouration, with scattered diffuse yellow spots (Ref. 87358).
Inhabits seaward reef slopes in about 50 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Winterbottom, R., 2011. Six new species of the genus Trimma (Percomorpha; Gobiidae) from the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, with notes on cephalic sensory papillae nomenclature. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 17(3):127-162. (Ref. 87358)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .