Benthophiloides brauneri

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Benthophiloides brauneri
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Benthophiloides
Species: B. brauneri
Binomial name
Benthophiloides brauneri
Beling & Iljin, 1927

Benthophiloides brauneri is a species of goby, a benthophilic fish native to the fresh and brackish waters of the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Sea of Azov as well as their surrounding rivers and estuaries. Despite the wide distribution, very few observations overall of this fish exist, and just one from the Caspian basin. It has been found in still waters at depths down to around 15 metres (49 ft). Males of this species can reach a length of 7.2 centimetres (2.8 in) SL while females only reach 5.1 centimetres (2.0 in) SL. This fish only lives for one year.[2][1]

Benthophiloides brauneri from the Southern Bug River near the village of Rakove, Mykolaiv Oblast, South Ukraine


  1. ^ a b Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Benthophiloides brauneri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 02 August 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Benthophiloides brauneri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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