Alburnus vistonicus Freyhof & Kottelat, 2007
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Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  21.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Vistonis drainage in Greece (Ref. 75107). Shemajas from Filiouris drainage might be conspecific (Ref. 59043).
Diagnosis:  Can be diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: origin of anal fin about ½ -1 ½ scales behind dorsal-fin base; anal fin with 13-15½ branched rays; gill rakers 21-25; lateral line scales 57-67+4; ventral keel exposed for 5-12 scales in front of anus; head length 21-24% SL; predorsal length 52-56% SL; caudal peduncle depth 1.9-2.4 times in its length; caudal peduncle length 19-22% SL; eye diameter 5.1-6.7% SL; 1.1-1.6 times in interorbital distance; 22-29% head length; few, large tubercles in nuptial males (Ref. 75107). Description: dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 13 -15½ branched rays (Ref. 75107).
Biology:  A lacustrine species which undertakes migration to upper reaches of tributaries to spawn in riffles with heavy current on gravel bottom (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.07.08
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.02.16

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