Overview

Distribution

Range Description

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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Red Sea, Northern Indian Ocean; Mediterranean Sea immigrant.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 70 mm TL
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs in coastal zones, also found in oasis pools with hypersaline to fresh water.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Euyhyaline, inshore habitats with dense structures of vegetation or stones. Also common in coral reefs in the Red Sea and widely distributed in lower parts of rivers, streams and all kind of inland water bodies, especially if these have brackish waters. Very rarely reported in freshwater habitats. Spawns on plants, algae and rock fissures.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.3 - 0.3
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2014

Assessor/s
Freyhof, J.

Reviewer/s
Esmaeili, H. & Smith, K.

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Justification
This species is very widely distributed and occurs in many more then 10 independent populations and is not believed to be declining. It is therefore assessed as LC.
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Population

Population
There are not data on population trends in this species but due to the many, many coastal and inland populations it is believed, that the population trends could be stable.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
Beside coastal developments, there are no major threats for this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There is no need for conservation in this species.
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Wikipedia

Arabian toothcarp

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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