Trimma lantana

Lantana Pygmygoby | Lantana Dwarfgoby
Trimma lantana
Trimma lantana, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Trimma lantana
Trimma lantana, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Trimma lantana
Trimma lantana, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Trimma lantana
Trimma lantana
Trimma lantana


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Large red spots on face which join to become sold colour over body, with gaps appearing as white patches. T. caesiura (not shown) similar, but with 4 white patches between 2nd dorsal fin origin and tail, rather than 3.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.4-31.1°C

Depth: 5-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 0.54

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 (5.6% 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 (2 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