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Trimmatom nanus, the midget dwarfgoby, is a species of marine goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It can mainly be found on oceanic drop-offs at depths of from 20 to 30 metres (66 to 98 ft) though it can occasionally be found in outer reef areas and lagoons at depths of from 5 to 35 metres (16 to 115 ft). This species can reach a length of 1 centimetre (0.39 in) SL.

Trimmatom nanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Trimmatom
Species:
T. nanus
Binomial name
Trimmatom nanus

T. nanus was until 2004 the smallest known fish and vertebrate. The recent discovery of Schindleria brevipinguis (called the stout infantfish) relegated it to second place. Later, the discovery of Paedocypris progenetica dropped T. nanus to third place. The record for the smallest known vertebrate being held by the frog Paedophryne amauensis, formally described in January 2012.

  1. Larson, H. (2016). "Trimmatom nanus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T193041A2187642. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T193041A2187642.en.
  2. Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Trimmatom nanus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. "World's tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea". The Australian. 12 January 2012. Retrieved11 January 2012.


Trimmatom nanus Article Talk Language Watch Edit Trimmatom nanus the midget dwarfgoby is a species of marine goby native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean It can mainly be found on oceanic drop offs at depths of from 20 to 30 metres 66 to 98 ft though it can occasionally be found in outer reef areas and lagoons at depths of from 5 to 35 metres 16 to 115 ft This species can reach a length of 1 centimetre 0 39 in SL 2 Trimmatom nanusConservation statusLeast Concern IUCN 3 1 1 Scientific classificationKingdom AnimaliaPhylum ChordataClass ActinopterygiiOrder GobiiformesFamily GobiidaeGenus TrimmatomSpecies T nanusBinomial nameTrimmatom nanus R Winterbottom amp Emery 1981 T nanus was until 2004 the smallest known fish and vertebrate The recent discovery of Schindleria brevipinguis called the stout infantfish relegated it to second place Later the discovery of Paedocypris progenetica dropped T nanus to third place The record for the smallest known vertebrate being held by the frog Paedophryne amauensis formally described in January 2012 3 References Edit Larson H 2016 Trimmatom nanus The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016 e T193041A2187642 doi 10 2305 IUCN UK 2016 3 RLTS T193041A2187642 en Froese Rainer Pauly Daniel eds 2013 Trimmatom nanus in FishBase June 2013 version World s tiniest frogs found in Papua New Guinea The Australian 12 January 2012 Retrieved 11 January 2012 External links EditWhat is the second smallest species of fish Australian Museum This Gobiidae related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This British Indian Ocean Territory related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This Maldives related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Trimmatom nanus amp oldid 1014904203, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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