Alburnus battalgilae Özuluğ & Freyhof, 2007
Gediz shemaya
photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  10.75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: River Gediz drainage in Turkey.
Diagnosis:  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; anal fin with 12-14½ branched rays; gill rakers 27-32; lateral line scales 53-61 + 4; circumpeduncular scales 16-18; ventral keel exposed for 8-12 scales in front of anus; head length 23-25% SL, 0.8-1.0 times in body depth at dorsal-fin origin; predorsal length 54-57% SL; caudal peduncle depth 9-10% SL, 1.9-2.5 times in its length; caudal peduncle length 18-22% SL; eye diameter 5.3-6.6% SL, 1.2-1.4 times in interorbital distance; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 19-23% SL; faint, dark lateral stripe on body; and presence of numerous, small tubercles in nuptial males (Ref. 78144). Description: dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays (Ref. 75106).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 28 January 2013 (B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.07.08
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 10.02.16

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