Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Caspiosoma: Composed from Caspian sea + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range 2 - 8 m (Ref. 4696), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C - ; 49°N - 40°N, 28°E - 53°E
Eurasia: Lower reaches, deltas and limans of rivers draining to the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Caspian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from other European gobies by the following characters: body slightly laterally compressed, anterior part is neither significantly wider nor flatter than caudal peduncle; head length 25-30% SL; no scales, granules, tubercles on body, but with 2-3 wide dark bars; no cephalic lateral line canals; D1 V-VII, with posterior extremity of its membranes reaching origin of D2; ; D2 with 11-13.5 branched rays; caudal peduncle about 3 times longer than deep; eye diameter about 20% HL; interorbital distance smaller than eye diameter; ventral part of second bar narrower than its middle part (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in lower reaches of rivers, deltas and estuaries; over muddy sand with shells (Ref. 4696). Eggs are pear-shaped (Ref. 4696). Feeds on benthic invertebrates, rotifers and algae (Ref.59043).
Miller, P.J., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 1019-1085. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Volume 3. UNESCO, Paris. (Ref. 4696)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00332 - 0.01511), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=20 (probably batch fecundity)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .