Descriptive osteology of Alburnoides holciki (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Iran



Osteological structure of Alburnoides holciki Coad & Bogutskaya, 2012 from Hari River was described. Three specimens were cleared and stained for osteological examination and its detailed osteological characteristics and differences with available osteological data of other members of the family Cyprinidae, subfamily Leuciscinae, were provided. The genus Alburnoides had no unique osteological characteristics that can be used for genus identification. However, there are much variation in the osteological structures of the specimens, especially, the caudal skeleton.


Fish bone, Cyprinidae, Harirud, Skeleton.

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