Trimma benjamini

Ringeye Pygmygoby | Redface Dwarfgoby | Redface Goby
Trimma benjamini
Trimma benjamini, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Trimma benjamini
Trimma benjamini, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Trimma benjamini
Trimma benjamini, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Trimma benjamini
Trimma benjamini
Trimma benjamini


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Small plain orange/red body and red eye surrounded by narrow white ring, giving a 'spectacled' appearance. Like other Trimma gobies, lives upside down on the roof of caves and ledges.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25.1-30.4°C

Depth: 1-90m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.77

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (8.3% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (3 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland