Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Anatirostrum: Latin, anas = duck + Latin, rostrum = face (Ref. 45335). More on author: Berg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 294 m (Ref. 2058). Temperate
Former USSR and Asia: Endemic to the southern part of the Caspian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W., 1998. Systematic biodiversity in the freshwater fishes of Iran. Ital. J. Zool. 65:101-108. (Ref. 31728)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .