Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Acanthobrama: Greek, akantha = thorn + old French breme, bresme, a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: Endemic to the Kura-Aras basin (Ref. 1441). Probably also in Sefid of Iran. Distributed in the upper and middle reaches of Kura with tributaries downstream to Mingetchiaur and of Aras downstream to Karadonly (Azerbaijan).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441)
Inhabits rivers and lakes (Ref. 1441).
Perea, S., M. Böhme, P. Zupancic, J. Freyhof, R. Sanda, M. Özulug, A. Abdoli and I. Doadrio, 2010. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical patterns in circum-Mediterranean subfamily Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data. BMC Evol. Biol. 10(265):1-27. (Ref. 89834)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00454 - 0.01390), b=3.13 (2.98 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 10.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 2,830-9,705).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .