The Arabian toothcarp (Aphanius dispar) is a species of killifish belonging to the family Cyprinodontidae. It can be found from the shores of the Red Sea south to. Learn more about the Arabian killifish – with amazing Arabian killifish photos and facts on Arkive. Scientific Name: Aphanius dispar (Rüppell, ). Infra-specific Taxa Assessed: See Aphanius dispar ssp. richardsoni. Common Name(s).

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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. You must be logged in to post a comment. Omnivorous although it displays a marked vegetarian tendency aphanis to most congeners with a large proportion dispaar the natural diet being composed of algae and other plant material.

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It was found to represent a paraphyletic grouping meaning it cannot be considered to be a species following the phylogenetic species concept. X Close Image credit. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

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. The male is more elaborate in appearance with a greenish-brown to silver body with faint white stippling, which often forms a net-like or wavy-line pattern, and two to three dark vertical bands on the tail fin 3 4 5. Adult male; collection locality unknown.

Given its rarity in the hobby the emphasis should also be on captive reproduction and we strongly recommend maintaining it alone. Rodents of Unusual Size. The Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi: This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able disppar help please contact: Disppar Biology In the United Arab Emirates it has been introduced into a number of mountain streams, as well as various man-made water bodies as a control of mosquito larvaeand has successful bred in these habitats 3.

Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Arabian killifish threats There are no known threats to the Arabian killifish. There are no known threats to the Arabian killifish.


Spawning The production or depositing of large quantities of eggs in water. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The head of the Arabian killifish is also rather flattened and the tail fin is quite short 4. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Subspecies A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.

Aphanius dispar, Arabian pupfish : aquarium

Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Duckbill sleeper Butis butis. Shared characters in all variants include the presence of dark bars in the caudal fin and spectacularly extended dorsal and dispra fins.

Arabian killifish conservation The Arabian killifish has not been the target of any known conservation measures.

Human uses

Maintenance Even for long-term maintenance a simple set-up will suffice. It will probably not survive under acidic conditions.

Dominant individuals will show more intense colouration. Also known as Arabian pupfish, Jordan mother-of-pearl killifish.

Arabian killifish biology A highly adaptable and opportunistic species, the Arabian killifish is not only capable of inhabiting and breeding in both freshwater and saltwater, it will also eat practically anything it can find, including detritusalgae and live aquatic insects 3. Mute swan Cygnus olor. Males form temporary territories which they defend against rivals while attempting to entice females to spawn.

Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. None are particularly well-documented in aquarium literature although some are very beautiful and the majority are not too difficult to maintain and breed.

Arabian toothcarp

It has dispat been considered doubtful that all populations represent a single species and the fish exhibit variations in colouration and patterning depending on locality; one subspecies already exists and it is likely that others will be named in the future.

Arabian killifish range The Arabian killifish is found dizpar coastal areas around the Middle East and Northeast Africa, as well as in some freshwater pools and landlocked seas in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran.


It should also be offered regular meals of small live or frozen fare such as ArtemiaDaphnia or bloodwormthis being particularly important during the months of spring and summer when the fish show a high reproductive effort. It should be kept in a group with a ratio of two or three females to each male being the ideal.

The most important factors are the provision of aphnaius of cover and a suitable medium in which the fish can deposit eggs. As with all members of the genus sexual dimorphism is pronounced but in this case the patterning varies according to the origin of the fish. Its particular water requirements make A.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. It is therefore important that the different forms be labelled with the collection details by aquarists and scientists in order to preserve bloodlines and maintain accuracy e. Wildscreen Apahnius – Tom Hooker: Alternatively the adults can simply be removed post- spawning and the fry grown on in the spawning tank.

Unlike other AphaniusA. One of only three native fish species found in freshwater in the United Arab Emirates, the Arabian killifish Aphanius dispar is a small fish with marked variation between the male and female 3.

EAD is working to protect and conserve the environment as well as promoting sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Trident Press Limited, London. It may NOT be used within Apps. Larvae are typically very different in appearance to dispa they are able to feed and move around aphwnius usually are unable to reproduce. In practically all cases the root cause for this decline is the activity of humans diepar although some species are now protected aphanuus conservation law the mismanagement and degradation eispar their habitats continues at an alarming rate.

It has also been introduced into a number of artificial habitats, such as ponds and water tanks 3.