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: Alburnus: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known (Ref. 45335); volviticus: Named for its only known habitat, the Lake Volvi. More on authors: Freyhof & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 23 m (Ref. 59043). Subtropical
Europe: Greece from basins of Lakes Volvi and Koronia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75107)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from other species of shemayas and Turkey by the combination of the following characters: origin of anal fin about 1½ -2½ scales behind dorsal-fin base; anal fin with 14-16½ branched rays; gill rakers 25-31; length of gill raker at angle between upper and lower limbs of first gill arch 60-90% of opposite inner gill filament; lateral line scales 56-66+4; ventral keel exposed for 5-8 scales in front of anus; head length 22-24% SL; predorsal length 53-57% SL; caudal peduncle depth 1.8-2.4 times in its length; eye diameter 5.4-7.3% SL, 1.0-1.3 times in interorbital distance; interorbital distance 6.0-7.3% SL; no faint, dark midlateral stripe; and numerous small tubercles in nuptial males (Ref. 75107).
Occurs in lakes (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and M. Kottelat, 2007. Alburnus vistonicus, a new species of shemaya from eastern Greece, with remarks on Chalcalburnus chalcoides macedonicus from Lake Volvi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):205-212. (Ref. 75107)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)); Date assessed: 01 January 2008
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00342 - 0.01532), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .