Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:50 AM
Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:05 AM
Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:45 PM
I'm not going to argue with Rick but if he is right than Reef Fishes of the East Indies must be wrong. Their picture is definately much more congruent with T. yanoi, and not really with T. haimassum, which they do include in the book. For T. haimassum they mention "pale yellowish brown to bluish grey with purplish stripe under eye extending onto opercle; lavender stripes across upper edge of orbital rim, and dappled pattern of lavender markings on snout. Caves and ledges on steep outer reef slopes in 15-70m." I would not consider it a good match with your image at all. In contrast, RFEI's T. yanoi resembles your image quite well, just with less constrast in the spots but that is not unusual. The majority of Trimma species are described by Rick so I would stick with his conclusion, just surprised about inconsistency.
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