Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: albus: The specific name albus is derived from the Latin word albus, meaning white.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Temperate
Europe: Lake Skadar in Montenegro; Zeta and Moraca river systems, both flowing into Lake Skadar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115170); max. published weight: 98.50 g (Ref. 115170)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 38 - 40. Based on materials from Moraca-Zeta river system which flows into the Lake Skadar, Leucos albus can be distinguished from its closest relative L. basak by having higher number of pored scales on lateral line 41-44 (vs. 37-39 in L. basak) and 9 modal number of dorsal branched rays (vs. 8 in L. albus). Flanks are silvery, without lateral bands as observed in L. aula (Ref. 96829).
Prefers to inhabit sub-lacustrine springs of Lake Skadar, where large numbers of fish gather during the winter period. Coexists with Leuocos basak in Lake Skadar, with 20:1 proportion in favor of Leuocos basak (Ref. 96829).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Maric, D., 2010. Rutilus albus sp. n. (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Lake Skadar. Periodicum biologorum 112(2):153-158. (Ref. 87899)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00475 - 0.01391), b=3.12 (2.97 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .