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); demiri: Named for Muzaffer Demir, for his great contributions to the knowledge of Turkish benthic invertebrates and marine fishes. More on authors: Özuluğ & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76902)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 18. Diagnosed from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: origin of anal fin below branched dorsal-fin ray 7-8; 13-14½ branched anal-fin rays; 18-21 gill rakers; 43-46+3 lateral line scales; ventral keel exposed for 6-9 scales in front of anus; head length 23-26% SL, 1.1-1.2 times in body depth at dorsal-fin origin; predorsal length 57-61% SL; caudal peduncle depth 11% SL, 1.6-1.9 times in its length; caudal peduncle length 18-20% SL; eye diameter 6.4-7.2% SL, 0.97-1.04 times in interorbital distance; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 26-28% SL: faint, dark lateral stripe on body; numerous small tubercles in nuptial males (Ref. 76902).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Özuluǧ, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Alburnus demiri, a new species of bleak from Western Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):307-312. (Ref. 76902)
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=0.00724 (0.00339 - 0.01546), 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. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .