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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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 fascoatus or Ceratophyllum and ideally filamentous algae.

Sexual Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced. In the Egyptian oasis at Siwa it apparently occurs sympatrically with A. There is no need fascuatus add a substrate although inert sand or gravel can be added if you preferand filtration need not be too strong either.

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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Lebias fasciata Valenciennes, Aphanius doliatus Guichenot, For example near the town of El Agheila in Aphxnius it inhabits warm springs containing high levels of calcium sulfate and hydrogen sulfide making them inhospitable to other fish species.


Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. You are unlikely to find it on sale in aquatic stores although it may be available via specialist breeders or associations from time-to-time. Cyprinodon fasciatus Valenciennes, Dominant individuals will show more intense colouration. Sign our Guest Book.

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

Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, In practically all cases aphaanius 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.

Cyprinodon doliatus Guichenot, The feeding ecology of Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, in the lagoonal system of Messolongi western Greece. Cyprinodon cyanogaster Guichenot, Lebias nigropunctata Bonaparte, Aphanius nanus Nardo, South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp.

Occurs in coastal lagoons and in hypersaline to shallow still to slow-flowing fresh water, especially at river mouths Ref. A short-lived species which inhabits ponds, ditches and swamps.

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Aphanius moseas Valenciennes, While it is not currently at risk of extinction at species level many individual populations are sadly threatened for various reasons. Sadly most are on the verge of extinction for one reason or another with several existing only fasciatjs remnant, highly- localised populations.


Lebias caleritana Cuvier, misspelling.

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. Its particular water requirements make A.

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This is particularly important during the months of spring and summer due to their high reproductive effort throughout this period. Lebias calaritanus Cuvier, The latter tend to exist in geographically separated populations and exhibit localised differentiation.

Lebias flava Costa, An inland population of the species inhabits Lake Bafa, southwest Turkey. Cyprinodon calaritanus Cuvier, Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Aphanius fasciatus from Malta. The most important factors are the provision of many broken lines of sight and a suitable medium in which the fish can deposit eggs.

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