A new species of Trimma (Gobiidae) from the western Indian Ocean

Richard Winterbottom

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 9-12, Volume 7, Issue 1 – May 2003


A new species of the genus Trimma is described. Trimma volcana is characterized by having large spots on the head and body, moderate to well-developed interorbital and postorbital trenches, scales present on the pectoral and pelvic fin bases but not on the cheecks, opercles, or midline of the nape, a posterior nostril which is adnate to the eye, and a fifth pelvic fin ray that is 80-9% of the fourth and is branched dichotomously twice. Trimma volcana has been found off Tanzania, Mozambique and the Comores Islands.

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Winterbottom, R. 2002. Two new species of Trimma (Gobiidae) from the central, western and south Pacific. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 5 (2), 45-52.

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