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Aphanius stiassnyae  (Getahun & Lazara, 2001)

Lake Afdera killifish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: stiassnyae: This species is named for Melanie L.J. Stiassny in recognition of her contributions to the study of the fish fauna of Africa (Ref. 39284).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Lake Afdera, Ethiopia (Ref. 39284).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 39284)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 11; Vertebre: 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaboratori

Getahun, A. and K.J. Lazara, 2001. Lebias stiassnyae: a new species of killifish from Lake Afdera, Ethiopia (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae). Copeia 2001(1):150-153. (Ref. 39284)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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