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); devolli: Named for its type locality, the Devoll River.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: known only from the Devoll [Devol, Devolli] River in the upper Seman River drainage, Albania.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85842)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 17;
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: anal fin with 11½-13½ branched rays; 44-48 large scales on the total pored lateral line; total vertebrae usually 40 (20+20); shallow caudal peduncle (depth 35-43% body depth at dorsal fin origin); usually mostly or completely scaled ventral keel; mouth with a straight and upturned cleft; interorbital width 1.1-1.4 times the eye diameter; completely ossified preethmoid; and narrow, very deeply indented anterior tip of the urohyal, a unique feature among species of Alburnoides from western Europe (Ref. 85842).
Found in river sections 0.5-1 m deep and up to 5 m wide with a moderately fast current at an elevation of about 1050 m (Ref. 85842).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G., P. Zupančič and A.M. Naseka, 2010. Two new species of freshwater fishes of the genus Alburnoides, A. fangfangae and A. devolli (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae), from the Adriatic Sea basin in Albania. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS 314 (4):448-468. (Ref. 85842)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .