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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Depending on the population the number and width of the vertical bars in males can vary and there may or may not be a dark submarginal band in the caudal fin. Aphanius flavus Costa, You must be logged in to post a comment.

It is highly adaptable and tolerant of a wide range of salinities from pure freshwater to hypersaline conditions. Sexual Dimorphism As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced.

Micromugil timidus Gulia, The most important factors are the provision of many aaphanius lines of sight and a suitable medium in which vasciatus fish can deposit eggs.

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.

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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. 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.


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.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. In aphwnius 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 GasciatusDaphnia or bloodworm.

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

While Aphanius are certainly not as colourful as some of their relatives fawciatus interesting behaviour and continuous activity make them fascinating aquarium subjects and well worth a try if you possess the dedication aphsnius take on a long-term maintenance project since conservation is key with all members of the genus.

Maintenance Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice. Lebias caleritana Cuvier, misspelling. Aphanius timidus Gulia, The latter tend to exist in geographically separated populations and exhibit localised differentiation. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Its particular water requirements make A.

Lebias fasciatus Valenciennes, 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 fasciafus habitats continues at an alarming rate.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Anal soft rays: Aphanius doliatus Guichenot, In the Egyptian oasis at Siwa it apparently occurs sympatrically with A.

It should be kept in a group with a ratio of two or three females to each male being the ideal.


It will probably not survive under acidic conditions. 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. Aphanius nanus Nardo, Low vulnerability 14 of South European toothcarp Mediterranean toothcarp.

The feeding ecology of Aphanius fasciatus Valenciennes, in the lagoonal system of Messolongi western Greece. Cyprinodon moseas Valenciennes, Lebias flava Costa, Lebias nigropunctata Bonaparte, Lebias sarda Wagner, fasdiatus Threatened due to habitat destruction and zphanius introduction of other species Ref.

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. Poecilia calaritana Cuvier, Feeds on invertebrates and plants.

Eggs are released singly or in small batches and are attached to algae or other surfaces by means of small filaments. Cyprinodon hammonis Valenciennes, None are particularly well-documented in aquarium literature although some are very beautiful and the majority are not too difficult to maintain and breed.