Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Alburnus: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known (Ref. 45335); battalgilae: Named for Fahire Battalgil (later F. Battalgazi) (1905-1948), who authored five papers on Anatolian fishes. More on authors: Özuluğ & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: River Gediz drainage in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78144)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Özuluǧ, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Rediagnosis of four species of Alburnus from Turkey and description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):233-246. (Ref. 78144)
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=0.00692 (0.00323 - 0.01483), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .