Benthophilus spinosus Kessler, 1877
Spiny pugolovka
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  3.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; depth range - 43 m
Distribution:  Former USSR and Asia: central part of the Caspian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 5-7. Body reduced, snout roundish, without upper lip. Sides of the body and head pale or yellowish brown with gray speckles (Ref. 33724).
Biology:  Does not enter freshwater areas (Ref. 26334).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.04.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 11.10.21

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