Alosa macedonica, or the Macedonian shad (also known as liparia), is a landlocked species of clupeid fish endemic to Greece. Its single natural occurrence is the freshwater Lake Volvi in northern Greece. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Alosa macedonica is a member of the Alosa genus, whose other species are often anadromous migrating between marine and freshwater. Research suggests that the ancestors of Alosa macedonica inhabited marine regions of the Aegean Sea.
Alosa macedonica have teeth in the palatine and vomer. They have approximately 50 vertebrae and 106-128 gill rakers. They are about 181-230mm in length and spawn around the months of July and August.
- Crivelli, A.J. (2006). "Alosa macedonica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- D. C. Bobori; E. T. Koutrakis & P. S. Economidis (2001). "Shad Species In Greek Waters – An Historical Overview And Present Status" (PDF). Bulletin Français De La Pêche Et De La Pisciculture. 362-363: 1101–1108. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "Photo of Alosa macedonica". Ittiofauna.org. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
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