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Trimma tevegae Cohen, &. Davis, 1969
Blue-striped Dwarfgoby; Bluestripe Dwarfgoby; Bluestripe Pygmy Goby; Cave Pygmy-goby; Blue-striped Cave Goby

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gobiidae  
 Genus Trimma  
  Trimma tevegae    Cohen & Davis, 1969 
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Synonyms: Trimma caudomaculata Trimma caudomaculatum   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Name Code: 381871
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Trimma tevegae Cohen & Davis , 1969

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Trimma: Greek, trimma, -atos = something crushed (Ref. 45335 ) ;   tevegae: Named for the American research vessel 'Te Vega', a converted luxury yacht, operated at the time the type specimens were collected in 1965 by Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station.   More on authors: Cohen & Davis .

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

Marine; reef-associated, usually 10 - 40 m (Ref. 27115 ).   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115 ); 33°N - 18°S

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Western Pacific: from north-east Borneo and the northern Philippines southward to the Solomon Islands; apparently absent from Australian, Palauan and Japanese waters, but probably more widely distributed in Indonesia than currently documented.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 8 - 9. Characterized by golden brown body color; white on lower head and ventral body; presence of lavender or bluish lateral stripe from upper eye to middle of caudal peduncle; caudal fin base with large dark blotch; elongate and filamentous second dorsal spine; all pectoral rays unbranched; fifth pelvic ray unbranched; longitudinal scale series 25-26; predorsal scales about 12; cheek and opercle without scales; depth of body about 4.0-4.4 in SL (Ref. 90102 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal to outer reefs, typically in small groups in caves (Ref. 48637 ). Forms loose aggregations associated with shallow pockets and caves of steep drop-offs. Hovers in a head-up position (often vertical, posture in the water column) and feeds on copepods (Ref. 1602 , 58123 ).

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Winterbottom, R. , 2016. Trimma tevegae and T. caudomaculatum revisited and redescribed (Acanthopterygii, Gobiidae), with descriptions of three new similar species from the western Pacific. Zootaxa 4144(1):001-053. (Ref. 109919 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 11 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

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