Aphanius fasciatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae

Scientific Name: Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, 1821)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Mediterranean Killifish, South European Toothcarp
French Apahnius De Corse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. & Darwall, W. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
A. fasciatus is widely distributed, abundant and has no major widespread threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is distributed in all countries of the Mediterranean region to the exception of the Iberic Peninsula. It is restricted to coastal waters including islands. It is found in several Mediterranean islands, except Crete (Bianco et al. 1996). The Species is also found in the Suez Canal (Lotan and Ben-Tuvia 1996).
Countries occurrence:
Albania; Algeria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Cyprus; Egypt; France; Greece; Israel; Italy; Lebanon; Libya; Malta; Montenegro; Slovenia; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives mainly in brackish and salty waters, mainly in lagoons.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction and eutrophication may be threats at a local scale.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in the Annex II of the European Union Habitat Directive and in Appendices II and III of the Bern Convention.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Aphanius fasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T1847A8316811. . Downloaded on 22 September 2018.
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