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); amirkabiri: Named for the first Iranian reformer Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani, known as Amir Kabir (1807-10 January 1852), also known as Atabak and Amir-e Nezam.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Ghareh-Chay River in the Namak Lake basin, Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106247); 11.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 12. This species is distinguished from the other species of bleaks and shemayas from Iran by the following set of characters: a poorly expressed fleshy ventral keel which extends up to 2-4 (usually 2) transverse scales rows counted from the anus forwards; lateral line scales 47-59; branched dorsal-fin rays 7½-8½ (usually 8½); branched anal-fin rays 10½-12½ (usually more than 10½); gill rakers 12-17 (usually 15-16); predorsal distance 50.0-54.4% SL; anal-fin base length 9.0-11.7% SL; dorsal-fin depth 16.7-20.9% SL; anal-fin depth 12.0-5.6% SL; body depth at dorsal fin origin 16.9-22.2% SL; caudal peduncle depth 8.7-10.4% SL; head depth 62.2-71.9% HL; eye diameter 27.1-30.8% HL; body with a dark lateral stripe (Ref. 106247).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mousavi-Sabet, H., S. Vatandoust, S. Khataminejad, S. Eagderi, K. Abbasi, M. Nasri, A. Jouladeh and E.D. Vasil’eva, 2015. Alburnus amirkabiri (Teleostei), a new species of Shemaya from the Namak Lake Basin, Iran. J. Ichthyol., 55(1):40-52. (Ref. 106247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .