Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Acanthobrama: Greek, akantha = thorn + old French breme, bresme, a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335); thisbeae: Named after Thisbe who was in love with Pyramus, the ancient Greek and Latin name for the Ceyhan River, in which this species was discovered.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Asia: lower Ceyhan River in Turkey and lower Orontes drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97573)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 19. This species is mostly similar to Acanthobrama centisquama, by the possession of 76-89 total lateral line scales and a crenulated posterior margin of the flank scales. This differs from A. centisquama by having 14 1/2- 16 1/2 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 18 1/2- 21 1/2) and slender and short unbranched dorsal-fin ray (vs. massive and long). Last unbranched dorsal-fin ray length 62-75% of body depth at the origin of dorsal fin (vs. 85-104) and 18-22% SL (vs. 24-28) (Ref. 97573).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and M. Özulug, 2014. Acanthobrama thisbeae, a new species of bream from southern Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(1):1-10. (Ref. 97573)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00386 - 0.01712), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .