Like most Aphanius it is being outcompeted by Gambusia and other introduced species across some parts of its range while habitat degradation and pollution. Taxonomic citation. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine. PDF | Two new locations of Mediterranean toothcarp (Aphanius fasciatus) were confirmed along the eastern Adriatic coast: one on the island of.

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Cyprinodon calaritanus Cuvier, Lebias caleritana Cuvier, misspelling. The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4. It will probably not survive under acidic conditions.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, )

This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Ciprinoides nanofasciatus Nardo, Feeds on invertebrates and plants. Aphanius fasciatus from Malta. Spawns from April to September Ref. In the Egyptian oasis at Siwa it apparently occurs sympatrically with A. Occurs in coastal lagoons and in hypersaline to shallow still to slow-flowing fresh water, especially at river mouths Ref. Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only in remnant, highly- localised populations.


Aphanius fasciatus, Mediterranean banded killifish : aquarium

Aphanius cyanogaster Guichenot, Aphanius timidus Gulia, While it is not currently at risk of extinction at species level many individual populations are sadly threatened for apanius reasons. For example near the town of El Agheila in Libya it inhabits warm springs containing high levels of calcium sulfate and hydrogen sulfide making them inhospitable to other fish species. Lebias nigropunctata Bonaparte, Lebias nigropunctata Schinz, Aphaniu Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced.

Sign our Guest Book. There is no need to add a substrate although inert sand or gravel can be added if you preferand filtration need not be too strong either.

Aphanius nigropunctata Bonaparte, Atherina marmorata Risso, synonym. Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, Aphanlus and subdominant male individuals must be offered the opportunity of respite from the aggressive alpha males during the spawning season so much of the available space can be filled with acrylic wool mops use a fine grade if availableclumps of java moss or Ceratophyllum and ideally filamentous algae.

Mediterranean killifish

The only exception was found in fish from Lake Bafa; this population is considered to have diverged from the others around 4 million years ago and is now isolated from the Mediterranean Sea by a mountain range which prevents genetic flow. South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp.


Low vulnerability 14 of Females aphanus larger and much plainer possessing only a series of brown vertical bars on the body which the occasional specimen may lack along with some irregular dark spotting above the lateral line and completely hyaline finnage.

It is a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis between the months of April and September. Aphanius fasciatus Nardo, Cyprinodon moseas Valenciennes, Like most Aphanius it is being outcompeted by Gambusia and other introduced species across some parts of its range while habitat degradation and pollution continue to affect others; some populations have probably been wiped out already and studies suggest the situation is only likely to deteriorate in the future.

The fish exhibit notable variations in colouration and patterning depending on locality. Connect with us ‘.

Lebias calaritana Cuvier, Its particular water requirements make A. If the aquarium or container does not contain filamentous algae try to introduce a good quality dried product with added Spirulina content to the diet.

An inland population of the species inhabits Lake Bafa, southwest Turkey. Cyprinodon ammonis Valenciennes, misspelling.