Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Alburnoides: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known + particle Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Europe and Asia: river drainages of the southwestern Caspian coast from Samur down to rivers of the Lenkoran Province in Azerbaijan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91784)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 38 - 43. Alburnoides eichwaldii can be distinguished by having a deep body (body length exceeds the depth in four times), large eye, 8 [=8½] branched dorsal-fin rays, 12 [=12½] branched anal-fin rays, 50 scales in the lateral series, 11 scales above and 7 scales below lateral line. It differs from other congeners in Iran by a combination of non-unique characters: moderately rounded caudal fin lobes, not deeply forked caudal fin; commonly scaleless ventral keel; commonly deep head and slightly to markedly rounded snout; the tip of the mouth cleft is slightly below the level of the middle of the eye or at about the lower margin of pupil; 8½ dorsal-fin rays (rarely 7½ or 9½); (10)11-14½ branched anal-fin rays (commonly
12-13½); commonly 2.5-4.2 pharyngeal teeth; 44-56 total lateral line scales; 6-10 gill rakers; (38, 39) 40-43 total vertebrae; and the most common vertebral formulae are 21 + 21, 21 + 20 and 20 + 21 (Ref. 106248).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G. and B.W. Coad, 2009. A review of vertebral and fin-ray counts in the genus Alburnoides (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) with a description of six new species. Zoosystematica Rossica 18(1):126-173. (Ref. 82592)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00345 - 0.01265), b=3.16 (3.00 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .