Aphanius fasciatus is a small fish occurring in Mediterranean brackish environments. In Cyprus, it is known from three localities separated by long stretches of coast. The genetic diversity of these populations was evaluated using fragments of two mitochondrial genes. A comparison with the other available data showed that Cyprus populations represent a distinct lineage. The […]
A new record of Aphanius fasciatus (Valenciennes, 1821) on Cyprus; insights for conservation
A range extension of the Mediterranean Killifish (Aphanius fasciatus) is described along the northern coast of Cyprus at Morphou Bay. Several individuals of both sexes were caught on December 9th, 2015. The site where the fishes are found is a coastal salt-marsh wetland with gravel quarry excavation ponds that maintain permanent aquatic refugia even during […]
Conservation study of the Mediterranean Killifish Aphanius fasciatus in Akrotiri Marsh (Akrotiri SBA, Cyprus)
A cooperative conservation study looking at the population dynamics and threats to the Mediterranean Killifish Aphanius fasciatus at Akrotiri Marsh in Lemesos, Cyprus as well as hydrology of the wetland and measures to conserve the wider habitat through a comprehensive action plan.