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); selcuklui: Named after The Great Selcuklu (Seljuk) Empire (1037-1194), originating from the branch of Oguz Turks, which controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to eastern Anatolia and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: branch of Botan stream of the Tigris River in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115533)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15. Alburnus selcuklui can be diagnosed from other congeners in East Anatolia by the combination of the following characters: head short; snout rounded; anal-fin origin 0-4 scales behind dorsal fin-base; 70-80 + 3-4 scales on lateral line; 10-15 gill rakers; prominent epidermal lateral stripe; lateral body without black pigmentation along and below lateral line; 8½-9 branched dorsal-fin rays; and 11-12½ branched anal-fin rays. Other diagnostic characters include the following: a very weak ventral keel exposed for 8-16 scales in front of anus; head length 21-24 % SL, 0.9-1.2 times in body depth at dorsal-fin origin; predorsal length 52-56 % SL; caudal peduncle depth 9-11 % SL, caudal peduncle length 21-24 % SL; eye diameter 23-30 % head length, 0.78-1.08 times in interorbital distance; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 20-26 % SL; faint, dark lateral stripe on body; and caudal peduncle 2.0-2.6 times longer than deep (Ref. 115533).
Found in a small branch of Botan stream from Tigris drainage characterized by stony-gravely stream bed and clean water. Flow rate in the stream is around 200-3000 liter/sc, changes with season and increases with the melt of snow in spring, but decreases in hot summer (Ref. 115533).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Elp, M., F. Şen and M. Özuluğ, 2016. Alburnus selcuklui, a new species of cyprinid fish from East Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 15:181-186. (Ref. 115533)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .