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Alburnus mandrensis  (Drensky, 1943)

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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Europe: Lake Mandras drainage (Black Sea basin) in Bulgaria.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75106)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from its congeners in Aegean and Black Sea basins by having the following characters: origin of anal fin below or about ½ -1 scale behind base of last dorsal ray; lateral line with 54-63 + 4 scales; anal fin with 13-15½ branched rays; base of paired fins orange in spawning adults; 25-30 gill rakers (mode 27); length of gill raker at angle of upper and lower limbs of first gill arch 45-55% of opposite inner gill filament; ventral keel exposed for 6-8 scales in front of anus; caudal peduncle depth 10-11% SL; and nuptial males with numerous small tubercles (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in Lake Mandras drainage and migrates up to the upper reaches of lake tributaries to spawn. Spawning takes place in riffles with strong current, on gravel bottom. Forages in pelagic area of lake, close to surface. Preys on terrestrial insects and zooplankton. Threatened due to restricted range, pollution in the lake and impoundment of spawning streams. Reaches up to about 18 cm SL (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(ii,iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00372 - 0.01775), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), 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. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .