Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Alburninae
Etymology: Alburnoides: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known + particle Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335); velioglui: Named for Hasan Basri Velioğlu, Medical Doctor, who eased and contributed to our earlier and present studies by radiography.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: northern Euphrates drainage (Sırlı and Toprakkale streams [drainages of Karasu] and Karasu Stream]) in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94737)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 16;
Vertebrae: 41 - 42. This species can be diagnosed from its congeners in Turkey and adjacent waters by the following combination of characters (none unique to the species): a poorly developed and completely scaled ventral keel between pelvic and anal fins; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 24-29% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 10-12% SL and 1.9-2.2 times in its length; predorsal length 48-55% SL; mouth terminal, the tip of the mouth cleft between level of lower margin of pupil and lower margin of eye; the tip of upper lip not projecting beyond the lower lip (tip of both lips are equal) in most specimens; snout with rounded tip; 45-53 + 1-2 scales on lateral line, 9-11 scale rows between lateral-line and dorsal-fin origin, 4-5 scale rows between lateral-line and anal-fin origin; anal fin with 11½-13½ branched rays; pharyngeal teeth 5.1-2.4 or 5.2-2.4, markedly hooked; total vertebrae 41-42 with mode of 42 (including 4 Weberian vertebrae and last complex centrum), comprising 20-22 with mode of 21 abdominal, and 20-21 with mode of 21 caudal vertebrae; dark grey stripe distinct on anterior and posterior parts of body; pigmentation of lateral line distinct (Ref. 94737).
Found in swift and clear flowing water with cobble and pebbles. Collected together with Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843); Barbus lacerta Heckel, 1843; Alburnus mossulensis Heckel, 1843, Oxynoemacheilus sp., and Salmo sp. (Ref. 94737).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., C. Kaya, F.G. Ekmekçi and E. Doğan, 2014. Three new species of Alburnoides (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Euphrates River, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Zootaxa 3754(2):101-116. (Ref. 94737)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00265 - 0.01571), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .