Aphanius apodus (Gervais, 1853)

Footless killifish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tellia apoda Gervais, 1853 (protonym); Lebias thermarum Eichwald, 1851

 

Transferred to Aphanius by (Wildekamp et al., 1986).

 

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 1990 (source)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Algeria (northern)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gervais, F. L. P. (1853). Remarques sur les poissons fluviatiles de l’Algérie, et description de deux genres nouveaux sous les noms de Coptodon et Tellia. Annales des
Sciences Naturelles, Paris (Zoologie) 19: 5-17.


Other references:

Crivelli, A. J. (2006). Aphanius apodus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 06 June 2015.

Esmaeili, H. R., Teimori, A., Zarei, F., Sayyadzadeh, G. (2020). DNA barcoding and species delimitation of the Old World tooth-carps, family Aphaniidae Hoedeman, 1949 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes). PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231717.

Freyhof, J. & Ford, M. 2022. Tellia apodus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T60776A137217150. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-1.RLTS.T60776A137217150.en. Accessed on 24 July 2022.

Wildekamp, R.H., R. Romand and J.J. Scheel. (1986). Cyprinodontidae. p. 165-276. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC; Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2.

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