Spiny pugolovka

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Spiny pugolovka
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Benthophilinae
Genus: Benthophilus
Species: B. spinosus
Binomial name
Benthophilus spinosus
Kessler, 1877
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The range of the spiny pugolovka

Spiny pugolovka (Benthophilus spinosus) is a fish of Gobiidae family. Widespread along the southern and eastern coasts of the Caspian Sea. On the east it is common between the island Kulaly and Mangyshlak Peninsula in south.[1] This species lives in brackish waters at depths down to about 43 metres (141 ft) and strictly avoids fresh waters. It can reach a length of 3.4 centimetres (1.3 in) TL.[2]


  1. ^ Boldyrev V.S., Bogutskaya N.G. (2007) Revision of the tadpole-gobie of the genus Benthophilus (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, 18(1): 31-96.[1]
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Benthophilus spinosus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.