Aphanius stiassnyae (Getahun & Lazara, 2001)
Lake Afdera killifish
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 Family:  Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes), subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
 Max. size:  7.66 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Africa: Lake Afdera, Ethiopia (Ref. 39284).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-11; Vertebrae: 26-26. Lower jaw sharply upturned, nearly perpendicular to body axis; teeth conical rather than tricuspid as in all Lebias species except L. asquamatus; cephalic neuromast system open, not in closed canals as in the L. dispar and L. fasciatus groups; interarcual cartilage absent versus present in all congeners except L. asquamatus; pectoral fins obliquely set rather than horizontal as in all congeners; large size, approaching 9.1 cm TL versus maximum body size of 7.0 cm TL for congeners (Ref. 39284).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B1ab(iii)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.01.03
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.07.09

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