Ecology of Aphanius mesopotamicus
Main Ref. Keivany, Y., M.S. Alavi-Yeganeh and J. Seyfabadi, 2012
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Aphanius mesopotamicus may be found.
Remarks The collection site in Iran is about 37 m above the sea level, had a calm water flow on a sandy bed with banks covered with plants such as hornworts (Ceratophyllum sp.), cattails (Typha sp.) and reeds (Phragmites sp.). During the sampling, the water temperature was 24.4°C, dissolved oxygen 8.8 mg/l at 106% saturation, pH 8.23, EC 2367 ?S, and TDS 1181 mg/l (Ref. 92388),


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with Acanthobrama marmid, Alburnus mossulensis, Cyprinion kais, Carasobarbus luteus, Luciobarbus barbulus, L. pectoralis, Mesopotamichthys sharpeyi, Liza abu and some exotic species like Gambusia holbrooki, Carassius auratus (Ref. 92388).
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type ref
Feeding habit
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 12.14.12
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