Alburnus

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Alburnus
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Alburnus alburnus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Alburnus
Rafinesque, 1820
Species

42, see text.

Alburnus is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae, the carps and minnows. They are known commonly as bleaks.[1] A group of species in the genus are known as shemayas.[2] The genus occurs in the western Palearctic ecozone, and the center of diversity is in Turkey.[3]

The genus Chalcalburnus is now part of Alburnus.[4]

About 42 species are described, including:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Buj, I., et al. (2010). Morphological comparison of bleaks (Alburnus, Cyprinidae) from the Adriatic Basin with the description of a new species. Folia Zool 59(2), 129-141.
  2. ^ a b Freyhof, J. and M. Kottelat. (2007). Alburnus vistonicus, a new species of shemaya from eastern Greece, with remarks on Chalcalburnus chalcoides macedonicus from Lake Volvi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 18(3), 205-12.
  3. ^ a b Özuluğ, M. and J. Freyhof. (2007). Alburnus demiri, a new species of bleak from Western Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 18(4), 307.
  4. ^ a b c Özuluğ, M. and J. Freyhof. (2007). Rediagnosis of four species of Alburnus from Turkey and description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 18(3), 233-46.
  5. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. (Eds.) Species list: Alburnus. FishBase. 2011.

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