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

Other Names: Fang's Dwarfgoby, Spot-faced Pygmygoby
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:
Bray, D.J. 2019, Trimma fangi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jul 2024,

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

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Recorded in Australia from Cassini Island, Western Australia, Cartier Reef in the Timor Sea, and the Lizard Island area, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical West-Pacific.
Inhabits caves and crevices on outer reefs.


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


Bray, D.J. 2019

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37428399

Depth:5-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:2.6 cm TL

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