Trimma caudomaculatum Yoshino & Araga 1975

Trimma caudimaculatum, at Onna-son, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, July 2011. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A pygmygoby with a blue stripe from the snout along the dorsal midline, blue spots and stripes in front of the eye, on the opercle and beneath the eye, and a very elongate second dorsal-fin spine, usually extending to beyond the end of the second dorsal fin. 
Video of Trimma caudimaculatum in the Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan.

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Trimma caudomaculatum Yoshino & Araga 1975

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Clerke Reef, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, depth 35-40 m. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west Pacific.


Trimma tevegae Winterbottom & Hoese, 2015:87 (Rowley Shoals material only)

Species Citation

Trimma caudomaculata Yoshino & Araga  in Masuda, Araga & Yoshino 1975, Coastal fishes of southern Japan: 272, Pl. 89 (fig. m). Type ocality: fringing reef off Nerome, Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, depth about 3 m.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Trimma caudomaculatum Yoshino & Araga 1975


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): 1–53. DOI:

Winterbottom, R. 2005. On the status of Trimma tevegae and Trimma caudomaculata (Gobiidae). Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 10 (2): 51–56.

Yoshino, T. & Araga, C. 1975. Trimma caudomaculata Yoshino et Araga, sp. nov. pp. 272 in Masuda, H., Araga, C. & Yoshino, T. Coastal Fishes of Southern Japan. Tokyo : Tokai Univ. Press 382 pp. 11 figs 143 pls.

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CAAB Code:37428442

Habitat:Reef associated

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