Alburnus battalgilae, a synonym of A. attalus (Teleostei: Leuciscidae)

Bayçelebi E. , Turan D. , Kaya C. , Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4999, no.4, pp.389-396, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4999 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4999.4.8
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-396


Alburnus battalgilae Özuluğ & Freyhof, 2007 from the Gediz River drainage in western Anatolia is a junior synonym of

A. attalus Özuluğ & Freyhof, 2007, from the adjacent Bakır River drainage. We were unable to confirm the morphological

differences originally proposed. As both species have been described in the same publication, as First Reviewers, we

prioritise of A. attalus over A. battalgilae.