Also known as Black Sea Sand Smelt, Boyer's Sand Smelt, Sand Smelt.
Found in very large schools in brackish coastal waters in estuaries and slow flowing freshwater lakes and rivers.
They feed on crustaceans fish larvae, molluscs and worms.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-?m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean
These fish are common on shorelines, important food for larger fish species although no commercial value. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/16962