Mesogobius nonultimus

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Mesogobius nonultimus
Mesogobius nonultimus.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Mesogobius
Species: M. nonultimus
Binomial name
Mesogobius nonultimus
(Iljin, 1936)
Synonyms
  • Gobius nonultimus Iljin, 1936

Mesogobius nonultimus, or the Caspian toad goby, is one of the species of gobiid fish endemic to the brackish-waters Caspian Sea (lake). It will grow up to a length of 17.4 cm.[1]

It has been recorded from Turkmenistan, Daghestan, Azerbaijan and Iran, and is probably found throughout the lake, in the coastal zone down to 50 m depth.[2][1] Its sister taxon in the Black Sea basin is Mesogobius batrachocephalus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brian W. Coad Freshwater Fishes of Iran (accessed 18 Feb 2015)
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Mesogobius nonultimus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.