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); emineae: Named for Emine Turan, the beloved mother of the first author.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Beyazsu Stream, drainage of Euphrates River, Persian Gulf basin in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94737)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 18;
Vertebrae: 41 - 42. This species can be diagnosed from all congeners in Turkey and adjacent waters by the following combination of characters (none unique to the species): a well developed and generally scaleless ventral keel between pelvic and anal fins; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 31-36% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 12-13% SL and 1.5-1.7 times in SL; predorsal length 56-60% SL; dorsal-fin origin approximately vertical to mid-point pelvic-anal distance; mouth terminal, the tip of mouth cleft between level of middle of pupil and lower margin of pupil; snout with slightly pointed tip; 37-43 + 1-2 scales on lateral line, 9-10 scale rows between lateral-line and dorsal-fin origin, 4-5 scale rows between lateral-line and anal fin origin; anal fin with 13½-15½ branched rays; pharyngeal teeth 4.2-2.5, markedly hooked; total vertebrae 41-42 with mode of 41, comprising 20-21 with mode of 21 abdominal and 20-21 with mode of 20 caudal vertebrae; dark grey stripe slightly distinct in anterior part of body but clearly distinct in posterior part of body, its width greater than eye diameter; pigmentation of lateral-line distinct along lateral-line in anterior part of body but slightly distinct in posterior part of body (Ref. 94737).
Found in swift and clear flowing water over cobble and pebbles. Collected together with Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843), Barbus lacerta Heckel, 1843, Oxynoemacheilus sp., Alburnus mossulensis Heckel, 1843, Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) and Alburnus caeruleus Heckel, 1843 (Ref. 94737).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., C. Kaya, F.G. Ekmekçi and E. Doğan, 2014. Three new species of Alburnoides (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Euphrates River, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Zootaxa 3754(2):101-116. (Ref. 94737)
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 (18 of 100) .