TRIMMA STRIATUM - (HERRE, 1945)
Picture courtesy of: Alain Daoulas
Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Gobioidei (Suborder) > Gobiidae (Family) > Gobiinae (Subfamily) > Trimma (Genus)
Gobie pygmée à lignes rouge, Red-lined pygmy goby, Redlined pygmy goby, Redlined pygmygoby, Stripehead dwarf goby, Stripehead goby, 六帶磨塘鱧,
Coronogobius striatus (Herre, 1945)
Trimma striata (Herre, 1945)
Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Second dorsal spine usually elongate and filamentous; Fifth pelvic ray branched, 60-70% length of fourth ray; Longitudinal scale series: 26-27; Predorsal scales absent; Cheek and opercle without scales; Depth of body about: 4.0 in SL. Max length: 3.0 cm TL. Depth range: 20 - 30 m.
Purplish body color with six red-orange stripe on head and anterior body.
Trimma: from Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed.
striatum: from Latin, striatum, neuter of striatus = grooved.
Original description: Coronogobius striatus Herre, 1945 - Type locality: little dock at Coron, Busuanga Island, Philippines.
Indo-West Pacific: Maldive Islands to Fiji, north to Philippines, south to Australia and New Caledonia.
Solitary or in small groups. Usually lives in caves and crevices of outer reef slopes. Inhabits deep lagoon and protected seaward reefs. Aquarium fish.
Trimma capostriatum (Goren, 1981) - Reported New Caledonia (Canala Bay) - Five/six orange to red stripes on head and with dark blue interspaces, the body yellowish-orange, orange or reddish with distinct scattered oval or round spots; The snout is mostly darkly pigmented with orange stripes; The upper lip largely dark, except posteriorly, usually with orange stripes from the eye obscured by dark pigment on the jaws; Uniformly dark lower lip; Lower surface of the head with a black curved stripe and with a median black bar connecting to the lower lip.