Aphanius farsicus Teimori, Esmaeili & Reichenbacher, 2011

Farsi tooth-carp



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aphanius persicus Jenkins, 1910


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild



Lake Maharlun basin, Iran












Original scientific description:

Teimori, Azad et al. (2011). Aphanius farsicus, a replacement name for A. persicus (Jenkins, 1910) (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae). Zootaxa 3096: 53-58. [Abstract]


Other references:

Esmaeili, Hamid Reza and Freyhof, Jörg. (2014). Aphanius farsicus might be extinct in the wild. Saving Freshwater Fishes and Habitats 4: 30.

Esmaeili, Hamid Reza, Masoudi M., Ebrahimi M., Elmi A. 2016d. Review of Aphanius farsicus: a critically endangered species (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in Iran. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology 3(1): 1-18.

Esmaeili, Hamid Reza et al. (2018). [url=]Checklist of freshwater fishes of Iran[/url]. FishTaxa 3(3): 1-95.

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.

Gholami Z., Esmaeili H.R., Erpenbeck D., Reichenbacher B. 2015. Genetic connectivity and phenotypic plasticity in the cyprinodont Aphanius farsicus from the Maharlu Basin, south-western Iran. Journal of Fish Biology 86: 882-906.

Keivany, Y. and Esmaeili, H. R. (2013). Threatened fishes of the world: Aphanius farsicus Teimori, Esmaeili and Reichenbacher, 2011 (Cyprinodontidae). Croatian Journal of Fisheries 71(4): 192-194.


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