Morphology Data of Alburnus neretvae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Buj, I., J. Vukić, R. Šanda, S. Perea, M. Caleta, Z. Marcic, I. Bogut, M. Povz and M. Mrakovcic, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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 superior
Type of scales

Distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: anal fin with 13½ - 15½ branched rays; first anal-fin ray below branched dorsal rays 6-10 or situated up to one scale after the last dorsal-fin ray; ventral keel exposed for at least 2/3 of the distance between the pelvic fin base and the anal aperture; 17-26 gill rakers; 40-48 scales on lateral line (Ref. 85064).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alburnus neretvae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 40 - 48
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 17 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 13 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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