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); attalus: Named after Attalus I (269 BC-197 BC), the first king of the Attalid dynasty who ruled Pergamon, a Hellenistic polis in today Turkey, from 241-197 BC. More on authors: Özuluğ & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: River Bakır drainage in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78144)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from other species of shemayas in Europe and Asian Black Sea basin by the combination of the following characters: origin of anal fin ½ scale behind dorsal-fin base, below dorsal-fin ray 7-8 individuals larger than 9 cm SL; anal fin with 12-14½ branched rays; gill rakers 23-31; lateral line scales 52-59 + 3; ventral keel exposed for 10-12 scales in front of anus; head length 24-25% SL, 0.9-1.0 times in body depth at dorsal-fin origin; predorsal length 54-57% SL; caudal peduncle depth 9-10% SL, 2.0-2.4 times in its length; caudal peduncle length 20-22% SL; eye diameter 6.3-7.9% SL, 1.0-1.3 times in interorbital distance; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 21-25% SL; faint, dark lateral stripe on body (Ref. 78144).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Özuluǧ, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Rediagnosis of four species of Alburnus from Turkey and description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):233-246. (Ref. 78144)
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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .