Morphology Data of Alburnus schischkovi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosed from congeners in Aegean and Black Sea basins by having the following characters: origin of anal fin about 1½ -2½ scales behind dorsal fin base; lateral line with 63-67 + 4 scales; anal fin with 13-15½ branched rays; 21-27 gill rakers (mode 25); ventral keel exposed for 8-12 scales in front of anus; head length 22-26% SL; predorsal length 55-58% SL; caudal peduncle length 18-21% SL, depth 2.0-2.5 times in length; and nuptial males with few, large tubercles (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alburnus schischkovi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 21 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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