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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Cyprinodontidae Pupfishes
Subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
Genus: Aphanius

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Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Aphanius almiriensis
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Asia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Aphanius anatoliae (Leidenfrost, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Aphanius anatoliae
[Anatolian giant killifish]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Aphanius apodus (Gervais, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Aphanius apodus
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Asia
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL
Aphanius arakensis Teimori, Esmaeili, Gholami, Zarei & Reichenbacher, 2012

Photo by Photo by Teimori et al.
 
Aphanius arakensis
[Arak tooth-carp]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Aphanius asquamatus (Sözer, 1942)

Photo by Photo by Blanco, J.L.
 
Aphanius asquamatus
[Scaleless killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Aphanius baeticus
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No picture found


 
Aphanius burdurensis
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No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Aphanius chantrei
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Asia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Aphanius danfordii (Boulenger, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Blanco, J.L.
 
Aphanius danfordii
[Danford’s killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Aphanius darabensis Esmaeili, Teimori, Gholami & Reichenbacher, 2014

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius darabensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Aphanius desioi
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Aphanius dispar (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Hamidan, N.A.
 
Aphanius dispar
[Arabian pupfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.9 cm TL
Aphanius farsicus Teimori, Esmaeili & Reichenbacher, 2011

Photo by Photo by Teimori, A.
 
Aphanius farsicus
[Farsi tooth-carp]



Europe
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Valdesalici, S.
 
Aphanius fasciatus
[Mediterranean banded killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Aphanius furcatus Teimori, Esmaeili, Erpenbeck & Reichenbacher, 2014

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius furcatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Aphanius ginaonis (Holly, 1929)

Photo by Photo by Johari, S.A. & Badri M.
 
Aphanius ginaonis
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Europe
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Aphanius iberus (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Aphanius iberus
[Spanish toothcarp]



Asia
Max. Length 4.3 cm TL
Aphanius isfahanensis Hrbek, Keivany & Coad, 2006

Photo by Photo by Alavi-Yeganeh, M.S.
 
Aphanius isfahanensis
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Asia
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Aphanius kavirensis Esmaeili, Teimori, Gholami & Reichenbacher, 2014

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius kavirensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Aphanius marassantensis
[K?z?l?rmak killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Aphanius mento (Heckel, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Karatash, A.
 
Aphanius mento
[Pearl-spotted killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Aphanius mesopotamicus Coad, 2009

Photo by Photo by Alavi-Yeganeh, M.S.
 
Aphanius mesopotamicus
[Mesopotamian tooth-carp]



Asia
Max. Length 2.8 cm TL
Aphanius pluristriatus (Jenkins, 1910)

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius pluristriatus
[]
No picture found


 
Aphanius punctatus
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Aphanius saourensis
[Sahara aphanius]



Asia
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Aphanius shirini Gholami, Esmaeili, Erpenbeck & Reichenbacher, 2014

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius shirini
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Eurasia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Aphanius sirhani Villwock, Scholl & Krupp, 1983

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Aphanius sirhani
[]



Asia
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Aphanius sophiae (Heckel, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius sophiae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm TL

 
Aphanius splendens
[Splendid killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Aphanius stiassnyae
[Lake Afdera killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Aphanius sureyanus
[Sureyan killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm TL

 
Aphanius transgrediens
[Acipinar killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 7.0 cm TL
Aphanius villwocki Hrbek & Wildekamp, 2003

Photo by Photo by Blanco, J.L.
 
Aphanius villwocki
[Villwock’s killifish]



Asia
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988

Photo by Photo by Esmaeili, H.R.
 
Aphanius vladykovi
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34 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aphanius almiriensis Europe 3.9 SL 2007
Aphanius anatoliae Anatolian giant killifish Asia 5 TL 1912
Aphanius apodus Africa 5 TL 1853
Aphanius arakensis Arak tooth-carp Asia 4.1 TL 2012
Aphanius asquamatus Scaleless killifish Asia 4 TL 1942
Aphanius baeticus Europe 3 SL 2002
Aphanius burdurensis Asia 1946
Aphanius chantrei Asia 7 TL 1895
Aphanius danfordii Danford’s killifish Asia 5 TL 1890
Aphanius darabensis Asia 3.9 SL 2014
Aphanius desioi Africa 5 TL 1933
Aphanius dispar Arabian pupfish Indian Ocean 7 TL 1829
Aphanius farsicus Farsi tooth-carp Western Indian Ocean 4.9 TL 2011
Aphanius fasciatus Mediterranean banded killifish Europe 6 TL 1821
Aphanius furcatus Asia 3.3 SL 2014
Aphanius ginaonis Asia 7 TL 1929
Aphanius iberus Spanish toothcarp Europe 5.5 TL 1846
Aphanius isfahanensis Asia 4.3 TL 2006
Aphanius kavirensis Asia 4.2 SL 2014
Aphanius marassantensis K?z?l?rmak killifish Asia 5.5 SL 2014
Aphanius mento Pearl-spotted killifish Asia 5 TL 1843
Aphanius mesopotamicus Mesopotamian tooth-carp Asia 2.9 SL 2009
Aphanius pluristriatus Asia 2.8 TL 1910
Aphanius punctatus Asia 1847
Aphanius saourensis Sahara aphanius Africa 3.4 SL 2006
Aphanius shirini Asia 3.6 SL 2014
Aphanius sirhani Eurasia 5 TL 1983
Aphanius sophiae Asia 5.8 TL 1847
Aphanius splendens Splendid killifish Asia 6.0 TL 1945
Aphanius stiassnyae Lake Afdera killifish Africa 7.7 SL 2001
Aphanius sureyanus Sureyan killifish Asia 5 TL 1937
Aphanius transgrediens Acipinar killifish Asia 5.4 TL 1946
Aphanius villwocki Villwock’s killifish Asia 7.0 TL 2003
Aphanius vladykovi Asia 7.6 TL 1988



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