Esmaeilius vladykovi (Coad, 1988)
Veladykov’s tooth-carp
photo by Esmaeili, H.R.

Family:  Aphaniidae (Oriental killifishes)
Max. size:  6.124 cm TL (male/unsexed); 7.6 cm TL (female); max.weight: 3.7 g; max.weight: 7.1 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.19999980926514 - 6.5, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Iran.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal soft rays: 11-13
Biology:  Collected from an altitude of approximately 2,380 meters on a small plain between high ranges at the easternmost edge of the Zagros Mountains; from a large pool in the upper reaches of the Karun River basin which drains to the head of the Persian Gulf; shallow water at about 4 cm depth; cloudy water over mud and pebbles; with Myriophyllum (Ref. 38795) and Potamogeton sp. which are the dominant aquatic plants used as spawning substrate (Ref. 54276). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139). Parasites ( Trichodina sp., Gyrodactylus sp., Diplostomum spathaceum, Allocreadium isoporum, Allocreadium pseudaspii, Ornithodiplostomum sp., Contracecum sp., and Acanthocephalorhynchoides cholodkowskyi) were found from a collected sample of Aphanius vladykovi in Gandoman lagoon (Ref. 125593).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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