Eurasia: endemic to and only native finfish of Azraq Oasis, Jordan, where it is presently in danger of extinction because of a recent lowering in water level.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
); common length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
In shallow water among vegetation and stones, or over muddy grounds. Its diet consists of insect larvae and crustaceans. The breeding season lies in the spring (Ref.
). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00444 - 0.02153), b=3.23 (3.05 - 3.41), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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