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: iranicus: Named for its distribution in Iranian territory of the Caspian Sea basin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Eurasia: Caspian Sea: rivers at the southwestern part; upper Sefid-Rud River and Gisum
rivers, as well as rivers of the Anzeli Lagoon drainage (Massuleh, Pasikhan).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111277)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 1. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D1 VI, D2 I,(14½)15½-17½, A I,10½-3½; nape completely scaled, cycloid; cycloid scales covering upper part of opercle; lateral line system with sub-orbital row d continuous; predorsal area uniformly dark grey; D1 with oblique black stripe between first two or three rays; upper part of pectoral fin base with a short dark grey strip; karyotype consists of 46 acrocentric chromosomes
Occurs on bottoms covered with stones and boulders and with rapid currents (Ref. 104815).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vasil’eva, E.D., H.M. Mousavi-Sabet and V.P. Vasil’ev, 2015. Ponticola iranicus sp. nov. (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Gobiidae) from the Caspian Sea basin. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 45(2):189-197. (Ref. 104815)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00521 - 0.01267), b=3.08 (2.95 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .