Sharpeye Pygmygoby, Trimma anaima Winterbottom 2000

Other Names: Pale Dwarfgoby, Sharpeye Pygmy Goby

A Sharpeye Pygmygoby, Trimma anaima, at Uepi Island, Solomon Islands. Source: Sally Polack / FishWise Professional. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A small semi-translucent pinkish-orange goby with a broad reddish-orange midlateral stripe, a pale underside from the lower jaw to along the anal-fin base, and pale blue lines below and behind the eye, and on the middle of the snout.

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Sharpeye Pygmygoby, Trimma anaima Winterbottom 2000

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Recorded in the Australian region from the Great Barrier Reef near Lizard Island and in the Coral Sea. Found elsewhere in the Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits caves and crevices often on coral reef dropoffs.

Species Citation

Trimma anaima Winterbottom, 2000, aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 4(2): 58, fig. 1. Type locality: Comores Islands, western Indian Ocean. 


Dianne J. Bray

Sharpeye Pygmygoby, Trimma anaima Winterbottom 2000


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Hagiwara, K. & Winterbottom, R. 2007. Two new species of Trimma (Gobiidae) from the western Pacific. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science (A) Suppl. 1: 163-174.

Kuiter R.W. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Melbourne : Zoonetics pp. 623–893.

Winterbottom, R. 2000. Four new species of Trimma (Gobiidae), from the Indian and western Pacific oceans. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 4(2): 57-66.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428336

Depth:3-35 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3 cm SL

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