Trimma macrophthalmus

Large-eye Pygmygoby | Flame Goby | Large-eyed Dwarfgoby | Red-spotted Pygmygoby | Trimma macrophthalma | Trimma macrophthalmum
Trimma macrophthalmus
Trimma macrophthalmus, Photo: Andrew Green
Trimma macrophthalmus
Trimma macrophthalmus, Photo: Andrew Green
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Trimma macrophthalmus
Trimma macrophthalmus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Distinct red spots on the lighter fleshy part of the pectoral fin base. Very similar T. okinawae (Okinawa Dwarfgoby) lacks these, and has slightly larger, often merged spots on lower head.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 5-35m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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 (2.1% 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: Many (29 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