Depth range based on 1 specimen in 2 taxa.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 42 - 42
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Tadpole goby

Pugolovkas, or tadpole gobies, (Benthophilus) is a genus of Ponto-Caspian gobiids. Distributed in the fresh and brackish waters of basins of the Black and Caspian Sea. The word pugolovka (Ukrainian: Пуголовка) means tadpole in Ukrainian.


There are currently 20 recognized species in this genus:[1] [2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Benthophilus in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ 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]
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