Acanthobrama thisbeae Freyhof & Özulug, 2014
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Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  17.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: lower Ceyhan River in Turkey and lower Orontes drainage.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 17-19. This species is mostly similar to Acanthobrama centisquama, by the possession of 76-89 total lateral line scales and a crenulated posterior margin of the flank scales. This differs from A. centisquama by having 14 1/2- 16 1/2 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 18 1/2- 21 1/2) and slender and short unbranched dorsal-fin ray (vs. massive and long). Last unbranched dorsal-fin ray length 62-75% of body depth at the origin of dorsal fin (vs. 85-104) and 18-22% SL (vs. 24-28) (Ref. 97573).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.12.14

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