Aphanius kavirensis  Esmaeili, Teimori, Gholami & Reichenbacher, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: kavirensis: The name links to the Kavir Basin, where the species is found.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Asia: Cheshmeh Ali Spring in the Kavir Basin in Iran.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95579)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-13; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12. This species is closely related to a group containing Aphanius sophiae, A. mesopotamicus and A. pluristriatus. An unambiguous species separation within this group is only possible by molecular characters. However, A. kavirensis can still be distinguished from these closely related species by the following combination of three morphological characters: females with irregularly arranged large blotches of dark brown color on the flank, short pectoral fin in both sexes (13.4-18.1% SL in males, 11.2-18.3% SL in females), and otoliths of slightly asymmetrical triangular to trapezoid shape with a pronounced predorsal portion, a thick antirostrum and a rostrum that is equal or slightly longer than the antirostrum (Ref. 95579).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Esmaeili, H.R., A. Teimori, Z. Gholami and B. Reichenbacher, 2014. Two new species of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) and the evolutionary history of the Iranian inland and inland-related Aphanius species. Zootaxa 3786(3):246-268. (Ref. 95579)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00606 - 0.01650), b=3.23 (3.09 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .