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Caspian Goby

Baku, April 11, AZERTAC

The Caspian goby (Neogobius caspius) is a species of fish endemic to the Caspian Sea where it is only found in brackish waters. It is the largest of the Caspian gobies, and at maximum may reach a length of 34.5 centimeters.

The Benthophilus is another genus including gobies. There are 18 species of this genus in the Caspian. The Caspian goby is an endemic species common throughout the sea.

Its spawning grounds are near the western shores of the Middle and South Caspian. The spawning period is May-June.

Fertility varies from 794-3536 eggs.

The Caspian goby is prey to sturgeons and other fish species, as well as seals.

 

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