Morphology Data of Alburnoides velioglui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Turan, D., C. Kaya, F.G. Ekmekçi and E. Doğan, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males possess small tubercles on membrane of anal and pelvic fins. The length of paired fins between males and females is not significantly different .

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alburnoides velioglui

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 46 - 55
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 9 - 11
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 5 - 6
preanal 20 - 22
total 41 - 42


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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