Shores of the Red Sea south to Ethiopia, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and all along the Gulf east to Rajasthan (Pakistan) and adjacent India. Also found in the Suez Canal, the northern coast of the Sinai and at one locally on the Israeli Mediterranean coast. In Tigris widely distributed in Shatt al Arab and its tributaries, recorded also from the Hammar Marsh, Fallujah, Lake Razzazah and from Badrah in the Iran / Iraq border east of Baghdad. Usually a coastal species but locally occur as far inland as south of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
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The Arabian toothcarp (Aphanius dispar) is a species of killifish belonging to the family Cyprinodontidae. It can be found from the shores of the Red Sea south to Ethiopia, the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and along the Persian Gulf east to Pakistan and India. It is also found in the Suez Canal, the northern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, and in one location on the Israeli coast. There are two recognized subspecies: A. d. dispar found throughout the range, and A. d. richardsoni, the Dead Sea toothcarp endemic to the Dead Sea.
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