Trimma benjamini, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Trimma benjamini, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Trimma benjamini, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Small plain orange/red body and red eye surrounded by narrow white ring, giving a 'spectacled' appearance. Like other Trimma gobies, lives upside down on the roof of caves and ledges.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.1-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland