CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Gobiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 428268 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Trimma macrophthalmus   (Tomiyama, 1936)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 428 Gobiidae (Gobies) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Large-eye Pygmygoby
Common Names List: Large-eye Pygmy Goby
orange-speckled pygmy goby
Organism Type: a goby
Synonyms: Trimma macrophthalma [in some references]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 428990     Trimma spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
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Expected species depth range is from 5 to 35 m.
Taxon Notes:Known in Australia from reefs off Cape York to Yonge Reef & One Tree I in sQld and Coral Sea islands. Probably widespread along GBR & most common on outer-reefs. Found on Swains Reefs in the Coral Sea and in back reef areas on the outer barrier islands. Also known from Ashmore & Cartier reefs (Timor Sea), Cocos & Christmas I. Recorded from 1-38m depth, but normally below 10m in Australia. Outside of Australia ranges from Indonesia north to Japan, south to New Guinea and east to Fiji.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 166
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2020-10-29
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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