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Benthophilus granulosus  Kessler, 1877

Granular pugolovka
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Benthophilus: Greek, benthos = depth of the sea + Greek, phyle, that loves (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Temperate; 49°N - 36°N, 44°E - 55°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Head flat, slightly depressed. Short and flat leathery barbel in chin, tubercles absent. Body color variable depending on habitat (Ref. 33724). Distinguished further from its congeners by the following characters: body covered with numerous, densely-set thorny granules; 3 dark blotches along midline of back and flank; head and back with dark dots, sometimes on dorsal, pectoral and caudal (Ref. 59043).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Europe and Asia: Caspian Sea and the lower Volga.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers brackish and slightly saline zones in deltas and estuaries; in summer inhabits shallow coastal waters (0.5-20 m) and shallow deltas; in winter, moves to deeper areas (up to 60-70 m). Spawns after first winter. Feeds mostly on molluscs and crustaceans (Ref.59043).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Berg, L.S., 1965. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 3, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). (Ref. 2058)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02138 (0.00774 - 0.05902), b=2.84 (2.60 - 3.08), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.