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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Micromugil timidus Fascoatus, Occurs in coastal lagoons and in hypersaline to shallow still to slow-flowing fresh water, especially at river mouths Ref. Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, Closing of the Tethys Sea and the phylogeny of Eurasian killifishes Cyprinodontiformes: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Ghadira Nature Reserve is home to the last remaining wild population of the species on Malta. Maintenance Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice.

Mediterranean killifish

In practically all cases the root cause for this decline is the activity of humans and although some species are now protected by conservation law the mismanagement and degradation of their habitats continues at an alarming rate. In the Egyptian oasis at Siwa it apparently occurs sympatrically with A.


The latter tend to exist in geographically separated populations and exhibit localised differentiation. Aphanius nigropunctata Bonaparte, Micromugil macrogaster Gulia, Aphanius nanus Fascaitus, Given its rarity in the hobby the emphasis should also be on captive reproduction and we strongly recommend maintaining it alone.

Use a fine pair of forceps to gently remove pieces of medium with eggs attached whilst avoiding contact with the eggs themselves.

Sexual Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced. Connect with us ‘.

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Lebias calaritanus Cuvier, 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 availableclumps of java moss or Ceratophyllum and ideally filamentous algae.

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


The fish exhibit notable variations in colouration and patterning depending on locality. Sphanius flavus Costa, Cyprinodon fasciatus Valenciennes, Cyprinodon hammonis Valenciennes, Sources 2 Documented distribution 3 Attributes 7 Vernaculars 24 Links Alternatively the entire medium can be removed and replaced every couple of days.

A short-lived species fasciatuz inhabits ponds, ditches and swamps. Lebias sarda Wagner, Lebias nigropunctata Schinz, Cyprinodon doliatus Guichenot, Spawns from April to September Ref.

Is difficult to maintain in the aquarium Ref.

Low vulnerability 14 of