Benthophilus leptorhynchus Kessler, 1877
Short-snout pugolovka
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 78 - 128 m
Distribution:  Asia: restricted to deep waters in the middle of the Caspian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Body more elongated, flattened on dorsal surface. Head almost flat, groove absent. Body and head uniform, light yellowish with minute dark speckles (Ref. 33724).
Biology:  An almost mature female measuring about 4.0 cm length was caught on July 8, 1915. It had 60 eggs on both ovaries, each egg was 2 mm in diameter (Ref. 2058).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.04.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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