Ringeye Pygmy Goby (species: Trimma benjamini) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Trimma benjamini
Ringeye Pygmy Goby

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Trimma benjamini upside down in a cavern, Lizard Island area.

©Anne Hoggett: Trimma benjamini on the reef slope at High Rock near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Gobiidae
Genus Trimma
Species Trimma benjamini



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 3 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann (2012).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Winterbottom, R. and D.F. Hoese (2015). A revision of the Australian species of Trimma (Actinopterygii, Gobiidae), with descriptions of six new species and redescriptions of twenty-three valid species. Zootaxa, 3934(1): 1-102. LIRS catalog number 2390.