Alburnus demiri Özuluğ & Freyhof, 2008
Eastern Aegean bleak
photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9.41 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal 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). Description: Dorsal fin with 3 simple and 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 13-14½ branched rays. Scale rows between pelvic- fin origin and lateral line 3 (Ref. 76902).
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. - 04.07.08
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 28.01.16

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