Aphanius vladykovi

This species is a close relative of Aphanius sophiae, but characterised by a higher lateral line scale counts and by its color pattern: males have darker coloration on the dorsal fin and a lighter one on the anal fin.

The Aphanius vladykovi lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 6.2 - 6.5 environment.

The Zagros pupfish, Aphanius vladykovi, is an endemic species found in a restricted area of the central Zagros Mountains of Iran and is an attractive species for keeping in aquaria. Its name in Persian is ماهی گوره‌خری (transliteration: mahi-e gour-e khari), which means zebrafish. More

Aphanius vladykovi and females possess a dark, lozenge-shaped spot at the caudal peduncle which is absent in those of vladykovi. You are unlikely to find it on sale in aquatic stores although it may be available via specialist breeders or associations from time-to-time. More

Aphanius persicus * Aphanius vladykovi * Aphanius isfahanensis * Aphanius mento * Aphanius ginaonis * Aphanius dispar * Spanish toothcarp Category:Cyprinodontidae ca:Aphanius es:Aphanius fa:کپوردندان fr:Aphanius pl:Aphanius pt:Aphanius... More

biology of Zagros tooth-carp, Aphanius vladykovi, in central Iran (Cyprinodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 71(2): 165-169. * Keivany, Y. and J.S. Nelson. 2004. More

Common names

Kopur Rndandar Zagros in Farsi
Kopur Rndandar Zagros in Persian (‫فارسی)
Mahi Prchmeh in Farsi
Mahi Prchmeh in Persian (‫فارسی)
آفانيوس in Farsi

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Cyprinodontidae
Genus : Aphanius
Species : Aphanius vladykovi
Authority : Coad, 1988