Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits reef crevices, frequently on drop-offs, in 10-40 m (Ref. 90102).
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 2001 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of December 2001. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in December 2001. (Ref. 40966)
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 2001 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of December 2001. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in December 2001. (Ref. 40966)
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Philippines.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Analsoft rays: 10 - 12
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Size

Max. size

2.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102))
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Diagnostic Description

Characterized by semi-translucent reddish to yellowish body color with internal red or yellow stripe above verrtebral column; all pelvic fin rays unbranched; fifth pelvic ray 10% length of fourth ray; head and body without scales; very elongate body, depth about 5.9-6.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Type Information

Paratype for Trimmatom sagma
Catalog Number: USNM 263486
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): J. Libbey, Padkulski, Miclat & Catada
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Northwest side of Pescador Island, 2 km From Cebu Mainland Nearest Town Resort of Moalboal, Cebu, P.I., Cebu Island, Cebu, Philippines, Pacific
Depth (m): 30 to 30
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 14 - 14
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Trimmatom sagma

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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