Alburnoides ohridanus (Karaman, 1928)
photo by Bogutskaya, N.G. et al.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Alburninae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Ohrid in Macedonia and Albania.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by having the following characters: anal fin with 11½ branched rays; 42-44 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; caudal peduncle 1.6-1.8 times longer than deep; snout length equal to eye diameter; interorbital distance about equal to eye diameter; and marked concavity at nape, mouth distinctly upturned (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in surf zone along lake shores. Reaches up to about 9.0 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.10.09

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