Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Alburninae
Etymology: Alburnoides: From the city of Al Bura, where the fish was known + particle Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335); holciki: Named for the late Juraj Holcík, Bratislava, in recognition of his many contributions to the science of ichthyology.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Hari River basin at the border of three countries including northwestern Afghanistan, northeastern Iran and southern Turkmenistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91777)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 20;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Can be diagnosed by a combination of the following characters: ventral keel well-defined, sharp, scaleless or only slightly scaled; snout short, slightly pointed; mouth terminal with the tip of the mouth cleft on a level with the upper half of the pupil; eye large with orbit width about equal to interorbital width; 47-51 lateral-line scales to posterior margin of hypurals (47-57 total lateral-line scales); 2.5-4.2 pharyngeal teeth; dorsal-fin usually with 8½ branched rays; anal fin usually with 13-16½ branched rays; 40-42, usually 41, total vertebrae; caudal vertebral region longer than abdominal region (most frequent vertebral formulae 20+21, 20+22 and 19+21); and usually 13 or 14 predorsal vertebrae (Ref. 91777).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W. and N.G. Bogutskaya, 2012. A new species of riffle minnow, Alburnoides holciki, from the Hari River basin in Afghanistan and Iran (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 3453:43-55. (Ref. 91777)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00267 - 0.01564), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .