Red-spotted Pygmygoby, Trimma readerae Winterbottom & Hoese 2015

Holotype of the Red-spotted Pygmygoby, Trimma readerae, AMS I.20784-020, from Yonge Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Douglass F. Hoese, Fig. 42, in Winterbottom & Hoese (2015) Zootaxa 3934: 1-102. License: All rights reserved

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Trimma readerae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jul 2024,

Red-spotted Pygmygoby, Trimma readerae Winterbottom & Hoese 2015

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Known in Australia from mid to outer reefs on the Great Barrier Reef, and inshore reefs of Western Australia, but rarely from the Coral Sea and Timor Sea. On the outer reefs T. readerae seems to prefer back reef leeward areas.


The species is named for Sally Reader, of the Australian Museum, in appreciation of the many years she has spent painstakingly gathering, analyzing and documenting data on Trimma for DFHoese’s research program, some of which has been used in the present paper.

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CAAB Code:37428432

Depth:3-40 m

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