Known from four streams draining to the Gulf of Antalya from Aksu east to Manavgat, Turkey. Also reported from lower Ceyhan drainage (a large distance away from the known localities) but surveys have not found the species here again, therefore this is excluded from the assessment.
Habitat and Ecology
Slowly flowing sections of streams and rivers, often with submerged vegetation.
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Alburnus baliki is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, Alburnus. In addition, it has 12 dorsal rays, 16-18 anal rays and 36-38 vertebra. The longest known specimen was 6.1 cm long.
Distribution and habitat
Alburnus baliki is only known from Turkey and was discovered in 2000 in the Manavgat River system. Shoals of the fish were found near the surface along the river's banks, where the water was slow contained heavy vegetation, with a pH range around 6.5. This fish is known from 4 streams draining into the Gulf of Antalya, from the Aksu River in the east to the Mangat River in the west. It may also be present in the Ceyhan River. Three of the four rivers it is endemic to have been modified by hydroelectric dams and pollution.
- Freyhof, J. (2014). "Alburnus baliki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Alburnus baliki" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
- Bogutskaya, N.G., F. Kucuk and E. Unlu, 2000. Alburnus baliki, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Manavgat River system, Turkey. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(1):55-64.
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