|Scope: Global & Europe|
|Scientific Name:||Benthophilus mahmudbejovi Ragimov, 1976|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats.
|Range Description:||Along most coasts of Caspian Sea (at depth 3-15 m in North Caspian, and at down to 50 m in Central and South Caspian), abundant in Volga delta (Ragimov, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1985b). recorded in Volga downstream from Volgograd (Lagunova, in Ragimov, 1981) but a single sample is reliably known only from the upper part of the Volga delta (45 km upstream from Astrakhan', Ragimov's matererial, IZA uncat.).|
Native:Kazakhstan; Russian Federation; Turkmenistan
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Fresh and brackish waters, salinity up to 13 ‰. Down to 50 m, mature adults at 1-11 m.
Lives about one year. Spawns in May-September, until December in southern Caspian. Some individuals may spawn for the first time at 6-7 months. Females probably lay eggs in three portions. Females die after spawning, males probably 3-4 weeks later.
|Major Threat(s):||Sensitive to oil pollution.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Benthophilus mahmudbejovi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135654A4171635.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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