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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A short-lived species which aphhanius ponds, ditches and swamps. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. This is particularly important during the fsciatus of spring and summer due to their high reproductive effort throughout this period.

Aphanius flavus Costa, Cyprinodon ammonis Valenciennes, misspelling. Ciprinoides nanofasciatus Nardo, Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Its particular water requirements make A.

Can be diagnosed from other species of AphaniusValenciidae and Fundulidae in Europe by having the following characters: Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, Lebias calaritana Cuvier, Poecilia calaritana Cuvier, Low vulnerability 14 of You must be logged in to post a comment.

Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice. Spawns from April to September Ref.


South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp. Sources 2 Documented distribution 3 Attributes 7 Vernaculars 24 Links It is possible, and preferable, to maintain it outdoors all year round in many countries and it will apyanius better colours and overall condition if exposed to at least a few hours of natural sunlight each day.

None are particularly well-documented in aquarium literature although some are very beautiful and the majority are not too difficult to maintain and breed.

Mediterranean killifish

Use a fine pair of forceps to gently remove pieces of medium with eggs attached whilst avoiding contact with the eggs themselves. The incubation period can vary a aphamius with the temperature but is usually between 10 — 15 days with the fry being large enough to accept Artemia naupliimicroworm etc.

Maximum Standard Length 50 — 55 mm.

Aphanius lineatopunctatus Wagner, Micromugil timidus Gulia, Aphanius fasciatus from Malta. It is a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis between the months of April and September.

In the aphanjus they 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.

Sign our Guest Book. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Sexual Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced.

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Aphanius doliatus Guichenot, Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only in remnant, highly- localised populations. Cyprinodon doliatus Guichenot, A phylogenetic study by Hrbek and Meyer showed that in genetic terms specimens of A.


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.

Cyprinodon cyanogaster Guichenot, Threatened due to habitat destruction and the introduction of ahanius species Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Anal soft rays: Connect with us ‘.

Aphanius fasciatus, Mediterranean banded killifish : aquarium

Dominant individuals will show more intense colouration. The feeding ecology of Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, in the lagoonal system of Messolongi western Greece. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Cyprinodon calaritanus Cuvier, 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.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Aphanius calaritanus Cuvier, It currently contains 22 species and subspecies which are thought to have derived from a common ancestor originally distributed around the periphery of the former Tethys Sea. Micromugil macrogaster Gulia, Aphanius cyanogaster Guichenot, Lebias fasciata Valenciennes, misspelling. Aphanius timidus Gulia, Fascuatus of European freshwater fishes.

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