Fang's Pygmy Goby, Trimma fangi Winterbottom & Chen 2004


Other Names: Fang's Dwarfgoby, Spot-faced Pygmygoby
Summary:
A pale purplish-grey pygmygoby with rows of large orange spots along the body (sometimes forming stripes), spots on the head  becoming reddish below, and a dark brown 'shoulder' spot.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Trimma fangi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/492

Fang's Pygmy Goby, Trimma fangi Winterbottom & Chen 2004

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Cassini Island and Cartier Reef, Western Australia, and the Lizard Island area, Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical West-Pacific.
Inhabits caves and crevices on outer reefs.

Etymology

The species is named fangi for Prof. Lee-Shing Fang, head of the Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


Depth:5-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.6 cm TL

Species Maps

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