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Benthophiloides brauneri  Beling & Iljin, 1927

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 15 m (Ref. 59043).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Eurasia: Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Caspian Sea estuaries and rivers.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4696); 5.1 cm SL (female); max. reported age: 1 years (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from other European gobies by the following characters: body of juveniles with small, non-overlapping scales with long lateral ctenii; naked in adults; no chin barbel; 2 broad dark bars around the body, one below first dorsal, the ventral part of second bar wider that its middle part; no cephalic lateral line canals; second dorsal with 11-13.5 branched rays; caudal peduncle 1.0-1.5 times longer than deep (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in deeper, standing areas of fresh and brackish waters. Feed on chironomid larvae, small crustaceans, and gastropods (Ref. 4696). Eggs are large and pear-shaped (Ref. 4696). Very rarely observed and lives only one year. Spawns in July to August with possibly only a small batch of about 20-30 eggs (Ref. 59043).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Miller, P.J., 1979. Gobiidae. p. 483-515. In J.C. Hureau and Th. Monod (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (CLOFNAM). UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4345)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00270 - 0.01286), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec=27).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .