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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Females are 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.

Cyprinodon hammonis Valenciennes, Micromugil timidus Gulia, Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year A short-lived species which inhabits ponds, ditches and swamps. There is no need to add a substrate although inert sand fasciztus gravel can be added if you preferand filtration need not be too strong either.

While it is not currently at risk of extinction at species level many individual fasciatud are sadly threatened for various reasons.

This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. It will probably not survive under acidic conditions.


Publications Kottelat, Cornol fasciatjs Freyhof, Berlin. Aphanius sarda Wagner, Aphanius nigropunctata Bonaparte, Lebias sarda Wagner, Eggs are released singly or in small batches and are attached to algae or other surfaces by means of small filaments.

There aphaniux 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. It should be kept in a group with a ratio of two or three females to each male being the ideal.

Mediterranean killifish

Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4. It is possible, and preferable, to maintain it outdoors all year round in many countries and it will show better colours and overall condition if exposed to at least a few hours of natural sunlight each day.

Aphanius moseas Valenciennes, South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp. Sexual Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced.

Atherina marmorata Risso, synonym.

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

Lebias calaritana Cuvier, 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. Cyprinodon moseas Valenciennes, Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, A phylogenetic study by Hrbek and Meyer showed that in genetic terms specimens of A.


Closing of the Tethys Sea and the phylogeny of Eurasian killifishes Cyprinodontiformes: It is a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis between the months faasciatus April and September. Lebias caleritana Cuvier, misspelling.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, You are a;hanius to find it on sale in aquatic stores although it may be available via specialist breeders or associations from time-to-time. Low vulnerability 14 of Lebias nigropunctata Bonaparte, The fish exhibit notable variations in colouration and patterning depending on locality. Can be diagnosed from other species of AphaniusValenciidae and Fundulidae in Europe by having the following characters: Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only in remnant, highly- localised populations.

Poecilia calaritana Cuvier, Lebias lineatopunctata Wagner, 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.