Anatirostrum profundorum (Berg, 1927)
Duckbill pugolovka
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; freshwater; depth range - 294 m
Distribution:  Former USSR and Asia: Endemic to the southern part of the Caspian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 11-11; Vertebrae: 29-29. Distinguished by the following characters: body and head elongate, narrow; leathery barbel on chin, uniform light gray with dark gray speckles (Ref. 33724); fins: D1IV, D2 I/10, A I/11, P 14-16 (14:1, 15:2,16:1), V I/5+5/I, C 13 (branched rays) (1,13,1: 2; 2,13,1: 1; 1,13,2: 1), procurrent spines dorsal 2-4 (2:1,3:1,4:2) and ventral 2-3 (2: 1,3:3); scales absent; tiny platelets and granules, knob-like with few posteriad directed spines arranged as one or several irregular transverse rows or as patch, smallest on dorsal side of the head, larger on opercle and preopercle; premaxilla and dentary with caninoid teeth in 4-5 rows medially; outer row bears largest teeth; no large canines developed (Ref. 36191).
Biology:  Caught with a Sigsbee trawl at a depth of 294 m over white silt, on 22 April 1904 by the expedition of N.M. Knipovich (Ref. 2058).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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