Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Aphaniidae
Etymology: Esmaeilius: Named for Hamid Reza Esmaeili (Shiraz) for his extensive contribution to the understanding of
diversity within this genus.; vladykovi: Named for V. D. Vladykov (Ref. 38795).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.2 - 6.5; non-migratory. Subtropical; 22°C - 29°C (Ref. 38795)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94835); 7.6 cm TL (female); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139); max. published weight: 3.70 g (Ref. 54276); max. published weight: 3.70 g
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00811 - 0.01233), b=3.23 (3.19 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.38 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).