Azov tadpole goby

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Azov tadpole goby
B. magistri.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Benthophilus
Species: B. magistri
Binomial name
Benthophilus magistri
Iljin, 1927
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The range of the Azov tadpole goby
  • Benthophilus macrocephalus magistri Iljin, 1927

The Azov tadpole goby (Benthophilus magistri) is a species of goby native to the basin of the Sea of Azov, specifically in the near-estuary zone of the Kuban River, to west until Ukrainian part of the Taganrog Bay and the Strait of Kerch, in the Mius estuary, Yeya estuary, and Akhtanizovskii Liman.[2][3] This species is only found on silty estuarine bottoms. It can reach a length of 8.4 centimetres (3.3 in) TL.[4]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Benthophilus magistri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 04 August 2013.
  2. ^ Boldyrev V.S., Bogutskaya N.G. (2007) Revision of the tadpole-gobies of the genus Benthophilus (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 18(1): 31-96.[1]
  3. ^ Manilo LG (2011) Пуголовка азовская, Benthophilus magistri (Gobiidae, Perciformes) — редкий вид ихтиофауны Украины Збірник праць Зоологічного музею, 42, 92-97.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Benthophilus magistri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.