Aphanius anatoliae

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Aphanius anatoliae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Cyprinodontidae
Genus: Aphanius
Species: A. anatoliae
Binomial name
Aphanius anatoliae
(Leidenfrost, 1912)
Synonyms
  • Aphanius chantrei (Gaillard, 1895)
  • Cyprinodon anatoliae Leidenfrost, 1912
  • Lebias anatoliae (Leidenfrost, 1912)

Aphanius anatoliae, the Anatolian giant killifish or Lake Tuz toothcarp, is a species of fish in the Cyprinodontidae family. It is endemic to Turkey. It is known from freshwater springs and streams around Lake Tuz, as well as from the Lake Beyşehir basin and from Konya eastward to Niğde. It lives in clear, well-oxygenated running freshwaters. It is threatened by water abstraction and the drying out of streams and springs. It is also impacted by the introduction of Gambusia species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freyhof, J. (2014). "Aphanius anatoliae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T1843A19005979. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T1843A19005979.en. Retrieved 4 January 2018.