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      Flame Goby
      Flame Goby

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Trimma macrophthalma
      Max. size: 2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: south to Sodwana Bay, South Africa.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Very similar to T. okinawae but lacks predorsal scales. Body with ctenoid scales except ventral midline and pectoral base with cycloid scales. Transverse scales 7-8. Mouth slightly oblique upwards. Second spine longest in 1st dorsal; rays of 2nd dorsal nearly equal; anal fin similar to 2nd dorsal; pectoral reaches to vertical of anus; pelvic fins without frenum but connected to basal membrane.
      Biology: Bottom-dweller of seaward reefs
      Aquarium Care: Has a temperature range of 72 - 83°F (22 - 28°C). Natural diet consists mainly of zooplankton
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