Aphanius iberus (Valenciennes, 1846) Recherche rapide

Attributs

  • DISTRIBUTION: Lien Faunafri
  • Aquariology : easy to maintain in aquarium .
  • Chromosomes : Klinkhardt et al., 1995 | Vasil'ev, 1980 .
  • Common names : Larëza iberike / Lareza vizake (Albanian), Fartet (Catalan), Spansk tandkarpe (Danish), Spanish pupfish / Spanish toothcarp (English), Ibeeria peitkala (Estonian), Turkoosikillinen (Finnish), Aphanius d'Espagne (French), Spanienkärpfling (German), Fartet (Spanish), Spansk killi (Swedish) .
  • Conservation : this short-lived species is now threatened throughout its entire range because of habitat destruction and because of the introduction of Gambusia affinis .
  • Current distribution known : populations from Algeria and the Atlas along Morocco-Algeria border have long been identified as Aphanius iberus but they belong to Aphanius saourensis and other, unnamed and possibly extinct, species .
  • Ecology : not a seasonal killifish. Is an egg-laying carnivorous fish which is used for mosquito control .
  • Food habits : small invertebrates (insect larvae, crustaceans ...) and vegetal materials, mainly algae (Huber, Killi-Data online: www.killi-data.org) .
  • Genetics : Gyldenholm & Scheel, 1971 | Scholl et al., 1978 .
  • Habitat : inhabits lagoons, salt marshes, swamps, estuaries and freshwaters. Euryhaline, occurring in water bodies with salinities ranging from freshwater to 57 ppt. Occurs in lowland water with little current. It lives mainly in salty lagoons where Gambusia and Fundulus are absent .
  • Hybridization : Cauvet, 1941 | Villwock, 1969 .
  • Reproduction : laying egg on aquatic plants and roots; 2 weeks incubation; eggs diameter 1.6 mm (Huber, Killi-Data online: www.killi-data.org) | spawns from April to September .
  • Reproduction_references : Breder & Rosen, 1966 .
  • Size : 55 mm TL .
  • Types :
    • Cyprinodon iberus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846: 160 pl. 528. Type locality: "Espagne". Syntypes MNHN n° 185 (8).