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Aphanius sureyanus - endemic fish to TR

Aphanius sureyanus - endemic fish to TR
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-01
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 3, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-01 20:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aphanius sureyanus of the family Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) of the order Cyprinodontiformes (Killifishes, Rivulines and live bearers) is known as "Dişlisazancık" [toothcarp] in Turkish as like other species of the genus. It was described in 1937 by Neu from Burdur Lake in SW Turkiye. It has been only known from terra-typica. 11 years later, A. burduricus was described by Akşiray (1948) from same lake. There is no difference and later one was elevated as a synonym.
Its size 2-3 cm in lenght. Males have blackish bands and more colorful than females in silvery colors.
This small fish is omnivore and it can live in aquariums.

Turkish Aphanius taxa are listed here:
***-Aphanius anatoliae anatoliae - endemic to Turkiye,
*** -Aphanius (anatoliae) splendens - endemic to Turkiye,
*** -Aphanius (anatoliae) transgrediens - endemic to Turkiye,
*** -Aphanius asquamatus - endemic to Turkiye (only Hazar Lake in Elazığ Prov.),
*** -Aphanius danfordii (=A. chantrei) - endemic to Turkiye,
*** -Aphanius villwocki - endemic to Turkiye (only Upper Sakarya Basin) (photo),
*** -Aphanius dispar dispar,
*** -Aphanius fasciatus,
*** -Aphanius mento,
*** -Aphanius sureyanus (=A. burduricus) - endemic to Turkiye (only Burdur Lake).

The photo was taken in a aquarium with similar condition in nature.

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Akvaryumdan fotograf cekmekte kolay iş değil hocam. Ellerinize sağlık.
Yalnız bunu ve özellikle villwocki yi akvaryumcular duymasın.

beautiful fish
i like the metalic color and its shape
very good details and composition

Hello Ahmet!
And this is totaly new object! Fish pictures are extremely rare in TN! And moreover you presented endemic small species! Congratulations and many, many thanks for this educative presentation!
All the best from Lodz!

Excellent capture, sharp details, natural colors, nice light and POV,well blured BG,
TFS, best regards,
Thank you for your kind and warm comments on my work.

Merhaba Akhi Ahmet,

This is a great capture of this small fish in its natural habitat with beautiful coloration, sharpness & nice details. Well done akhi & Shukran!

Salam & Ramadan Kareem!


Hi Ahmet,

Me please seeing good fishes pictures in TN, although is'nt very common. It seems me an excellent capture, with very good composition and an excellent handling of the brightness. Good work, Thank you for sharing!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-02 16:49]

Hi Ahmet,

How wonderful to see such a lovely small fish on TN! A beautiful shot - I was surprised to see it was taken in an aquarium. I love the metallic colors and the wonderful eye.


Hello Ahmet
Very beautiful shot of this fish, you have captured it with very fine details
The colors are superb, wonderful POV and composition
Have a good night

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-09-03 6:22]

Hi Ahmet

An excellent presentation of this unusual fish. Nice deatail and eye contact.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-03 22:11]
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Merhaba Ahmet,
Though I don't usually give critique on a shot of an animal in captivity, it is difficult to present a fish in its natural habitat without using an aquarium. This is an endemic species of Tooth carp that you did right to show and you did it from a great lateral POV with fine sharpness and lighting.
Thanks dostum,
All the best,

Dear Ahmet,
I paged through your Gallery and found this interesting Pupfish.

Interesting, because apparently all pupfish are noted for being found in extreme and isolated situations, in various parts of North America, South America, and the Caribbean region - and therefore I add it to my Theme "Animal Behaviour".

Secondly interesting, because it is not easy to photograph a fish UNDER water from OUTSIDE the water. I have tried many times in the Maldives most unsuccessfully!

Thirdly, there are not many fish on this website.

Your photographic techniques are perfect in every aspect, and I add this beautiful fish - so well presented - to my favorites!

Have a nice evening
Kind Regards

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