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Alburnus danubicus Antipa, 1909

Danube shemaya

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alburnus chalcoides danubicus Antipa, 1909

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1943

 

Apparently only two collections were made of this species, some 34 years apart (Antipa, 1909) and (Drensky, 1943). The reason or reasons for its presumed extinction are unknown.

 

Distribution

Bulgaria and Romania

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

A photograph of a preserved specimen can be seen here: https://monash.edu/research/sustainability-institute/assets/documents/seminars/msi-seminar_10-07-07_kernan_presentation_biofresh.pdf#page=8

 

References

Drensky, P. (1943). Chalcalburnus chalcoides Güld. I. v. 31: 343-360. In Bulgarian with German summary. [incomplete citation]

Freyhof, J. and Kottelat, M. (2007). Review of the Alburnus mento species group with description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):213-225. [Abstract]

Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Alburnus danubicus" in FishBase. April 2010 version.

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