Benthophiloides brauneri

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Benthophiloides brauneri
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Gobiidae
Genus: Benthophiloides
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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T2761A9477974. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Benthophiloides brauneri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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