IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Brief Summary

Read full entry


A. iberus is sexually dimorphic.Adult males show a coloration pattern characterized by narrow silver transversal bars along the body side, which are continued on the caudal fin (3-4 bars).Females show numerous small dark spots on the body flanks which tend to form rows, one of them along the lateral line.

Diagnostic description
Morphological analyses revealed the existence of different morphotypes (García-Berthou et al. 1989, Doadrio et al. 2002), however, the degree of differentiation is similar to that detected in closely related species.A. iberus differs from all other known species of Aphanius in the combination of 8-9 branched rays in the anal fin, 9-10 branched rays in the dorsal fin, short and high caudal peduncle, and greater preorbital length than Aphanius baeticus (the most similar species).


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© Natural History Museum, London

Partner Web Site: Natural History Museum

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!