Caspiosoma caspium

Author: Kessler, 1877

Caspiosoma caspium Kessler, 1877

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Caspiosoma caspium (Kessler, 1877) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: see genus. Dl Vl (V-VII); D2 I + 12 (11-13); A I + 9-10 (8-10). Colour: body with crescentic dark markings below first dorsal fin and posterior half of second dorsal fin. Size: to 4.5 cm.

Habitat: fresh and brackish waters, in lower reaches of rivers, deltas and estuaries; 1.7-8 m on muddy sand with shells. Food: no data.
Reproduction: eggs large, fecundity 20.

Distribution: rivers and estuaries of north-western Black Sea, Sea of 300 Azov and Caspian Sea.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.