Hard-drinking Atomgoby, Trimmatom zapotes Winterbottom 1989


Other Names: Hard-drinking Atom Goby

A Hard-drinking Atomgoby, Trimmatom zapotes, showing its red nasal tubes - from Escape Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Doug Hoese. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A species of Atomgoby with a scaled body, unbranched pelvic-fin rays and red anterior nostrils.

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Dianne J Bray, 2011, Hard-drinking Atomgoby, Trimmatom zapotes, in Fishes of Australia, accessed 31 Oct 2014, http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4170

Hard-drinking Atomgoby, Trimmatom zapotes Winterbottom 1989

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Distribution

Known from the Western Pacific Ocean. In Australian waters, known from Cape York, in 3-25 m

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal-fin spines/rays VI + I, 8-9; Anal fin spines/rays III; Pectoral fin rays 12-13; Pelvic-fin rays I, 5; Caudal-fin rays (17 (segmented); Gill rakers 1 + 5-6.

Size

To 15.5 mm SL

Colour

Colour of a freshly dead specimen: cheek and rear half of body yellow-green, translucent elsewhere, with 5 darkish internal body bars; anterior nasal tube red; a bar on the cheek below the pupil, 8 diffues saddles on back, and bases of caudal-fin rays pink; dorsal fins yellow; scale margins on rear half of body dark.

Feeding


Biology


Fisheries

Of no interest to fisheries

Conservation

IUCN Red List: Not Evaluated

EPBC Act 1999: Not listed

Remarks


Similar Species

Trimmatom zapotes differs from all other species in the genus Zapotes in having a scaled body and unbranched pelvic-fin rays.

Etymology

Named from the Greek zapotes, a hard drinker, in allusion to the red anterior nasal tubes of this species (Winterbottom, 1989).

Species Citation

Trimmatom zapotes Winterbottom, R. 1989. A revision of the Trimmatom nanus species complex (Pisces, Gobiidae), with descriptions of three new species and redefinition of Trimmatom. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 2403-2410 [2407, Figs. 5, 6, 7]

Author

Dianne J Bray

Resources


Hard-drinking Atomgoby, Trimmatom zapotes Winterbottom 1989

References


Dimara, R, A. Fauzan, M. Lazuardi, D. Pada, G.R. Allen, M.V. Erdmann, C.L. Huffard, L.S. Katz & R. Winterbottom. 2010. Pisces, Teleostei, Gobiidae, illustrated list of additions to the fauna of the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia. Check List 6(4): 619-625.
Winterbottom, R. 1989. A revision of the Trimmatom nanus species complex (Pisces, Gobiidae), with descriptions of three new species and redefinition of Trimmatom. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 2403-2410.
Winterbottom, R. 1990. The Trimmatom nanus species complex (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae): Phylogeny and progenetic heterochrony. Systematic Zoology 39(3): 253-265.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37428277

Depth:3-25 m

Feeding:Carnivore

Habitat:Coral reef

Max Size:15.5 mm SL

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