Review on the Caspian Shemaya, Alburnus chalcoides (Güldenstädt, 1772)

  • Bahram Falahatkar Fisheries Department, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Iran.
  • Ali Safarpour Amlashi Departments of Fisheries, Faculty of Marine Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran.
  • Soheil Eagderi Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Hamed Mousavi-Sabet Department of Fisheries Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Someh Sara, Guilan, Iran.

Abstract

Alburnus chalcoides, Caspian Shemaya, is found in the river systems of the Aral, Black and Caspian sea basins and is an economically valuable cyprinid from the southern Caspian Sea. This species has been reported as near threatened species in this basin due to damming, over and illegal fishing, destruction of its spawning grounds and water pollution. The Caspian Shemaya is an important species ecologically and economically, but information about its biology and ecology is widely scattered. Hence, in this review, its taxonomy, general characteristics and morphology, distribution, habitat and ecology, age and growth, reproduction, conservation status and threats in the southern Caspian Sea is summarized, and a bibliography on this fish is provided.
Published
Nov 7, 2015
How to Cite
FALAHATKAR, Bahram et al. Review on the Caspian Shemaya, Alburnus chalcoides (Güldenstädt, 1772). International Journal of Aquatic Biology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 5, p. 323-330, nov. 2015. ISSN 2322-5270. Available at: <http://www.npajournals.com/ijab/index.php/ijab/article/view/271>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2017.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Alburnus chalcoides, Cyprinidae, Shemaya, Conservation.