Acanthobrama centisquama Heckel, 1843

Long-spine bream



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1977 (Freyhof et al. 2014:29)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Amik Lake (Turkey) & al-Gab Lake (Syria)


Biology & Ecology




MNHN 1977-0295 (1 fish)

MNHN 1977-0266 (7 fish)


See here:






Bogutskaya, N. G. (1997). Contribution to the knowledge of leuciscine fishes of Asia Minor. Part 2. An annotated check-list of leuciscine fishes (Leuciscinae, Cyprinidae) of Turkey with descriptions of a new species and two new subspecies. Mitt. Hamb. Zool. Mus. Inst. 94: 161-186.

Freyhof, J. (2014). Acanthobrama centisquama. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 15 March 2015.

Jörg Freyhof, F. Güler Ekmekçi, Atheer Ali, Najim R. Khamees, Müfit Özuluğ, Nashat Hamidan, Fahrettin Küçük and Kevin G. Smith. (2014). Freshwater Fishes, pp. 19-42. In: Smith, K. G., Barrios, V., Darwall, W. R. T. and Numa, C. (eds.). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge, UK, Malaga, Spain and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xiv + 132 pp.

Freyhof, J. and Özulug, M. (2014). Acanthobrama thisbeae, a new species of bream from southern Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(1): 1-10.

Krupp, F. (1987). Freshwater Ichthyogeography of the Levant. Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients Reihe A 28: 229-237.


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