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Species Trimma okinawae (Aoyagi, 1949)

Orange-red Pygmygoby, Okinawa Dwarfgoby, Okinawa Rubble Goby, Orange Spot Goby, Orange-red Goby, Orange-red Pygmy Goby, Orange-spotted Goby, Red-spotted Dwarfgoby, Yellow-speckled Cave-goby



Trimma okinawae as currently recognised appears to be a complex of several closely related species (Winterbottom 2014; Winterbottom & Hoese 2015). Further genetic studies may reveal additional species and Australian material may not be as widespread as currently reocognised.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay (26°06'S), Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef to Cartier Reef (12°33'S), WA, Portlock Reef (09°34.27'S) to Osprey Reef, Coral Sea and Raine Island (11°36'S) to One Tree Island (23°30'S), QLD; tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore.


Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1985. Fishes of Western Australia. Book 9. pp. 2207-2534 526 pls in Burgess, W.E. & Axelrod, H.R. (eds). Pacific Marine Fishes. Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications. [2466] (Orange Spot Goby)

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [943] (Okinawa Dwarfgoby)

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [136] (Orange-spotted Goby)

FAO-FIES 2017. Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) species list. (Okinawa Rubble Goby)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. [236] (Yellow-speckled Cave-goby)

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls. [260] (Red-spotted Dwarfgoby)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [408] (Orange-red Goby)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Orange-red Pygmy Goby)

SSA 2006. Australian Standard Fish Names List. Version 1. July 2006. (Orange-red Pygmygoby)

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Hoese, D.F. 2006. Standard names of Australian fishes. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 9: 1-64 [58] (Orange-red Pygmygoby)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 29-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 23-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED