Trimma striatum

Redlined pygmygoby | Stripehead Dwarfgoby | Stripehead Goby | Trimma striata
Trimma striatum
Trimma striatum, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pink/red body, often tending to pale or yellow nose, with 5 narrow red stripes on head, fading over body. Similar T. capostriatum, has faint light spots over the body, and also distinguished by location, being found in the Pacific Ocean. Like other Trimma species, usually found upside down on the roofs of caves, or under ledges and corals.


Max Size: 3 cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 2-30m

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 (8.2% 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: Joe Shields