Morphology Data of Alburnus vistonicus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and M. Kottelat, 2007
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
Type of scales

Can be diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: origin of anal fin about ½ -1 ½ scales behind dorsal-fin base; anal fin with 13-15½ branched rays; gill rakers 21-25; lateral line scales 57-67+4; ventral keel exposed for 5-12 scales in front of anus; head length 21-24% SL; predorsal length 52-56% SL; caudal peduncle depth 1.9-2.4 times in its length; caudal peduncle length 19-22% SL; eye diameter 5.1-6.7% SL; 1.1-1.6 times in interorbital distance; 22-29% head length; few, large tubercles in nuptial males (Ref. 75107).

Description: dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 13 -15½ branched rays (Ref. 75107).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alburnus vistonicus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 57 - 67
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 9.5 - 9.5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 18 - 18
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 21 - 25


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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