DOI: 10.14798/71.4.700

Short communication, Note

THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Aphanius farsicus Teimori, Esmaeili and Reichenbacher, 2011 (Cyprinodontidae)

2013, 71 (4)   p. 192-194

Yazdan Keivany, Hamid Reza Esmaeili


Tooth-carp Aphanius farsicus Teimori, Esmaeili and Reichenbacher, 2011 (Cyprinodontidae), or Farsi endemic tooth-carp, was once common in the Maharloo Lake Basin (Fars), but is disappearing now from its native region. This fish has not been listed in IUCN Red Data Book even though it should be due to criteria such as restricted distribution, destruction of spawning grounds and environmental pollution and drought. This vulnerable species has considerable ecological importance, but there are little data on its biology. The limited available data on its systematics, distribution, ecology, reproduction and threats are summarized and discussed.


threatened fish, iran, conservation, fars basin, cyprinodontidae, aphanius farsicus


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