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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Aphanius nanus Nardo, Lebias caleritana Cuvier, misspelling. Lebias calaritana Cuvier, The only exception was facsiatus 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.

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It is a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis between the months of April and September. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

Low vulnerability 14 of Maximum Standard Length 50 — 55 mm. Cyprinodon doliatus Guichenot, Closing of the Tethys Sea and the phylogeny of Eurasian killifishes Cyprinodontiformes: Handbook of European freshwater fishes.

Ciprinoides nanofasciatus Nardo, Aphanius moseas Valenciennes, Aphanius nonus Nardo, misspelling. Cyprinodon cyanogaster Guichenot, Aphanius lineatopunctatus Wagner, The eggs are very small and must be treated carefully. Cyprinodon calaritanus Cuvier, Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: An aphxnius population of the species inhabits Lake Bafa, southwest Turkey.


While Aphanius are certainly not as colourful as some of their relatives their interesting behaviour and fasciagus activity make them fascinating aquarium subjects and well worth a try if you possess the dedication to take on a long-term maintenance project since conservation is key with all members of the genus.

You must be logged in to post a comment. In the aquarium fascuatus will learn to accept dried foods in most cases but should also be offered regular meals of small live or frozen fare such as ArtemiaDaphnia or bloodworm. Lebias lineatopunctata Wagner, Cyprinodon fasciatks Valenciennes, Alternatively the entire medium can be removed and replaced every couple of days. Spawns from April to September Ref.

Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only in remnant, highly- localised populations. Maintenance Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice.

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

Depending on the population the number and width of the vertical bars in males can vary and there may or may not be a dark submarginal band in the caudal fin. It will probably not survive under acidic conditions. Ffasciatus webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4. Lebias fasciata Valenciennes, Cyprinodon ammonis Valenciennes, misspelling.

Aphanius species are basically micropredators feeding on small aquatic crustaceans, worms, insect larvae and other zooplankton although algae and other plant material is also taken at times. Lebias fasciata Valenciennes, misspelling. None are particularly well-documented in aquarium literature although some are very fazciatus and the majority are not too difficult to maintain and breed.


There are also a handful of inland freshwater populations, most notably in Lake Bafa, Turkey although this is gradually becoming saline and some oases of western north Africa. Connect with us ‘. 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 fascixtus affect others; some populations have aphanijs been wiped out already and studies suggest the situation is only likely to deteriorate in the future.

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Female 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 aphniusclumps of java moss or Ceratophyllum and ideally filamentous algae. 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.

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