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Alburnoides recepi  Turan, Kaya, Ekmekçi & Do?an, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Alburninae
Etymology: Alburnoides: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known + particle Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335);  recepi: Named for Recep Buyurucu, who has contributed greatly to our sampling for many years.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Asia: Merzimen Stream, drainage of Euphrates River, Persian Gulf basin in Turkey.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94737)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19; Vertebrae: 38 - 40. This species can be diagnosed from its congeners in Turkey and adjacent waters by the following combination of characters (none unique to the species): a well developed and completely scaleless ventral keel between pelvic and anal fins; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 29-34% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 10-12% SL and 1.5-1.9 times in its length; predorsal length 54-57% SL; mouth slightly superior, the tip of the mouth cleft between level of middle of pupil and upper margin of pupil; 47-56 + 2-3 scales on lateral line, 10-12 scale rows between lateral-line and dorsal-fin origin, 4-5 scale rows between lateral-line and anal-fin origin; anal fin with 13½-16½ branched rays; pharyngeal teeth 5.2-2.4, markedly hooked; total vertebrae 38-40, comprising 19-21 abdominal and 18-20 caudal vertebrae; dark grey stripe slightly distinct on anterior and posterior parts of body; pigmentation of lateral line is distinct anteriorly and posteriorly (Ref. 94737).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in swift and clear flowing water over cobble and pebbles. Collected together with Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843), Cyprinion macrostomum Heckel, 1843, Squalius sp., Oxynoemacheilus sp., Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) and Garra variabilis (Heckel, 1843) (Ref. 94737).

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Turan, D., C. Kaya, F.G. Ekmekçi and E. Do?an, 2014. Three new species of Alburnoides (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Euphrates River, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Zootaxa 3754(2):101-116. (Ref. 94737)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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=0.00832 (0.00372 - 0.01857), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .