Caspian Sea Wolf (''Canis lupus cubanensis'')
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Caspian Sea Wolf, Caucasian Wolf
Between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.
Canis lupus cubanensis, from e_phots
The Caspian Sea Wolf is a medium-sized example of the Gray Wolf, comparable to the Steppe Wolf in terms of size, typically ranging from 77 - 88 lbs (35 - 40 kg). Their coat is typically coarser and shorter than that of other subspecies. The Sea Wolf's coloration is generally dull gray hinted with ochre; they do not usually possess cool gray hues or white and black wolves.
The Caspian Sea Wolves are intensely aware of their former plight; as close as they were to extinction, many Caspian Sea Wolves are bloodline purists, refusing mates outside of their own subspecies and scorning those who refuse to adopt such a policy. Although their society is notably harsh in some instances, it has done its job in keeping their numbers afloat and pure.
Prior to the extinction of humanity, this wolf was reduced to a tiny range on the edge of the Caspian Sea. They were among the most endangered species of canine; following 1988, their populations began to stabilize and flourish. They have regained much of their original range thanks to inheriting and adopting many ideals from their neighboring Steppe Wolf cousins.
Most of these wolves are Luperci. They have inherited the trait from surrounding and migrant populations; many of them have a very humanized way of life, living along the coastlines in small villages and cities, fishing from the seas and preferring to keep to themselves rather than inhabit or even travel to large cities outside of their home range. Feral populations are rare in the Caspian Sea Wolf, but there are small groups of traditionalists, preferring to live in their four-legged forms and hunt as their ancestors did.