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, Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice.

There are also a handful of inland freshwater populations, most notably aphqnius Lake Bafa, Turkey although this is gradually becoming saline and some oases of western north Africa. Micromugil timidus Gulia, Cyprinodon ammonis Valenciennes, misspelling.

Aphanius sarda Wagner, You must be logged in to post a comment.

Mediterranean killifish

A short-lived species which inhabits ponds, ditches and swamps. Aphanius flavus Costa, Aphanius fasciatus Nardo, Lebias nigropunctata Schinz, In the aquarium 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.


Aphanius nigropunctata Bonaparte, 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. Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only in remnant, highly- localised populations.

Aphanius doliatus Guichenot, Occurs in coastal lagoons and in hypersaline to shallow still to slow-flowing fresh water, especially at river mouths Ref.

The eggs are very small and must be treated carefully. Maximum Standard Length 50 — 55 mm.

Mediterranean killifish – Wikipedia

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 fassciatus some populations have probably been wiped out already and studies suggest the situation is only likely to deteriorate in the future. The latter tend to exist in geographically separated populations and exhibit localised differentiation.

South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp. Threatened due to habitat destruction and the introduction of other species Ref. The incubation period can vary a little with the temperature but is usually between 10 — 15 days with the fry being large enough to accept Artemia naupliimicroworm etc.


Cyprinodon fasciatus Valenciennes, Aphanius nanus Nardo, Aphanius timidus Gulia, In the Egyptian oasis at Aphanous it apparently occurs sympatrically with A.

An inland population of the species inhabits Lake Bafa, southwest Turkey.

Main reference Upload your references References Aphanuus Lebias calaritanus Cuvier, 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.

Its particular water requirements make A.

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Not a seasonal killifish. Handbook of European freshwater fishes.

Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, Is difficult to maintain in the aquarium Ref. Cyprinodon hammonis Valenciennes,