A new species of Trimma
(Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Richard Winterbottom, Mark
V. Erdmann & Ronald Mambrasar
A new species of gobiid fish, Trimma putrai,
is described from 4 localities in Indonesia and Timor-Leste
(Bali, Flores, Raja Ampat Islands, as well as Atauro
Island in Timor-Leste). It shares a combination of
features with three other species: scales present
on the predorsal midline and upper opercle; no scales
on the cheek; the second spine of the first dorsal
fin elongate and reaching beyond the origin of the
second dorsal fin when adpressed; at least some branched
pectoral-fin rays; a branched fifth pelvic-fin ray;
and the absence of deep narrow trenches between and
behind the eyes. It differs from the three species
primarily in color pattern, having yellow, orange,
or red bars on the cheek and yellow-to-red spots on
the anterior body that lack discrete dark centers.
Winterbottom, R., Erdmann,
M.V. & Mambrasar, R. (2019) A new species of Trimma
(Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 32, 47-55.
publication date: 5 February