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

Ghadira Nature Reserve is home to the last remaining wild population of the species on Malta. Its particular water requirements make Aphanjus. Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice. 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.

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.

Mediterranean killifish

It is therefore important that the different forms be labelled with the collection details by hobbyists and scientists alike in order to preserve bloodlines and maintain accuracy e. Aphanius doliatus Guichenot, 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.


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

Feeds on invertebrates and plants.

It is a fractional spawner with females depositing eggs on a more-or-less continuous basis between the months of April and September. Alternatively the entire medium can be removed and replaced every couple of days.

Human uses

Not a seasonal killifish. Threatened due dasciatus habitat destruction and the introduction of other species Ref. This is particularly important during the months of spring and summer due to their high reproductive effort throughout this period.

Lebias fasciata Valenciennes, misspelling. In the Egyptian oasis at Siwa it apparently occurs sympatrically with A.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The eggs are very small and must be treated carefully. A phylogenetic study by Hrbek and Meyer showed that in genetic terms specimens of A.

Aphanius nanus Nardo, The most important factors are the provision of many broken lines of sight and a suitable medium in which the fish can deposit eggs. Aphanius flavus Costa, Aphanius fasciatus Nardo, The feeding ecology of Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, in the lagoonal system of Messolongi western Greece. Cyprinodon doliatus Guichenot, The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.


Spawning takes place on the bottom and in submerged vegetation Ref. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

Lebias nigropunctata Bonaparte, Summary page Point data Common names Photos. The fish exhibit notable variations in colouration and patterning depending on locality.

Lebias flava Costa, Lebias sarda Wagner, Sources 2 Documented distribution 3 Attributes 7 Vernaculars 24 Links Cyprinodon ammonis Valenciennes, misspelling. You must be logged in to post a comment.

Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, ) – Aphanius de Corse – Overview

Use a fine pair of forceps to gently remove pieces of medium with eggs attached whilst avoiding contact with the eggs themselves. Eggs are released singly or in small batches and are attached to algae or other surfaces by means of small filaments. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: Aphanius calaritanus Cuvier, A short-lived species which inhabits ponds, ditches and aphahius.