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Family: Aphaniidae Oriental killifishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anatolichthys anatoliae Anatolian giant killifish Asia 5.6 TL 1912
Anatolichthys danfordii Danford’s killifish Asia 5 TL 1890
Anatolichthys fontinalis Asia 4.2 SL 1948
Anatolichthys iconii Asia 3.9 SL 1948
Anatolichthys irregularis Asia 4.2 SL 2018
Anatolichthys maeandricus Asia 4.1 SL 1948
Anatolichthys marassantensis Kızılırmak killifish Asia 5.5 SL 2014
Anatolichthys meridionalis Asia 3.9 SL 1948
Anatolichthys saldae Asia 4.2 SL 1955
Anatolichthys splendens Splendid killifish Asia 6.0 TL 1945
Anatolichthys sureyanus Sureyan killifish Asia 5 TL 1937
Anatolichthys transgrediens Acipinar killifish Asia 5.4 TL 1946
Anatolichthys villwocki Villwock’s killifish Asia 7.0 TL 2003
Aphaniops dispar Arabian pupfish Middle East 7 TL 1829
Aphaniops furcatus Asia 3.3 SL 2014
Aphaniops ginaonis Asia 7 TL 1929
Aphaniops hormuzensis Asia 3.9 SL 2018
Aphaniops kruppi Asia 5.2 SL 2017
Aphaniops richardsoni Asia 4.5 SL 1907
Aphaniops sirhani Eurasia 5 TL 1983
Aphaniops stiassnyae Lake Afdera killifish Africa 7.7 SL 2001
Aphaniops stoliczkanus Western Indian Ocean 4.5 SL 1872
Aphanius almiriensis Europe 3.9 SL 2007
Aphanius chantrei Asia 7 TL 1895
Aphanius desioi Africa 5 TL 1933
Aphanius fasciatus Mediterranean banded killifish Europe 6.8 TL 1821
Aphanius punctatus Asia 1847
Apricaphanius baeticus Europe 3.3 SL 2002
Apricaphanius iberus Spanish toothcarp Europe 5.5 TL 1846
Apricaphanius saourensis Sahara aphanius Africa 3.4 SL 2006
Esmaeilius darabensis Asia 3.9 SL 2014
Esmaeilius isfahanensis Asia 4.3 TL 2006
Esmaeilius persicus Farsi tooth-carp Western Indian Ocean 4.9 TL 1910
Esmaeilius shirini Shirin tooth-carp Asia 3.6 SL 2014
Esmaeilius sophiae Asia 5.8 TL 1847
Esmaeilius vladykovi Veladykov’s tooth-carp Asia 7.6 TL 1988
Kosswigichthys asquamatus Scaleless killifish Asia 4 TL 1942
Paraphanius alexandri Asia 4.6 SL 1948
Paraphanius boulengeri Asia 3.9 SL 1948
Paraphanius mento Pearl-spotted killifish Asia 5 TL 1843
Paraphanius mentoides Asia Minor 6.6 SL 1948
Paraphanius orontis Asia 3.7 SL 1948
Paraphanius similis Asia 3.7 SL 1948
Paraphanius striptus Asia 3.6 SL 1974
Tellia apoda Africa 5 TL 1853

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