Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Alburnoides > Alburnoides bipunctatus

Alburnoides bipunctatus (Schneider; Spirlin; Riffle minnow; Chub; Bystranka; Bleak)

Synonyms: Abramis bipunctatus; Alburnoides bipunctatus smyrnaea; Alburnoides bipunctatus strymonicus; Alburnoides bipunctatus tzanevi; Alburnoides tzanevi; Alburnus bipunctatus; Aspius bipunctatus; Cyprinus annoni; Cyprinus bipunctatus; Cyprinus blockii; Cyprinus punctatus; Cyprinus riemling; Cyprinus spirlin; Leuciscus baldneri; Leuciscus bipunctatus; Spirlinus bipunctatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Alburnoides bipunctatus, known vernacularly as the schneider, spirlin, bleak, riffle minnow, and others, is a species of small (9-cm average length) freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
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Diet [1]  Omnivore
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Migration [2]  Potamodromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  
Berezinskiy Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 209113 Belarus  
Beskid Niski 375518 Poland  
Bieszczady 275571 Poland  
Bukovské vrchy 106836 Slovakia  
Dolina Dolnego Bugu 183624 Poland  
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy 78633 Poland  
Dolina Pilicy 87367 Poland  
Dolina Pliszki 12439 Poland  
Dolina Srodkowej Pilicy 9359 Poland  
Dolina Tysmienicy 18196 Poland  
Eastern Beskid National Park II 68484 Poland  
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Laborecká vrchovina 266172 Slovakia  
Lahemaa 183898 Estonia  
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
Ostoja Nadbuzanska 113759 Poland  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Ostoja Welska 8363 Poland  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pieniny 5773 Poland  
Polana Biosphere Reserve 50311 Slovakia  
Prespa National Park II 62043 Greece  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Vosges du Nord Biosphere Reserve 301469 France  
Rhoen Biosphere Reserve   Germany
Rzeka San 3397 Poland  
Ulster 741 Germany  
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Vihorlat 133079 Slovakia  
Zaleczanski Luk Warty 23023 Poland  

Prey / Diet

Asellus aquaticus (waterlouse)[3]


Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[3]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[4]
Allocreadium isoporum <Unverified Name>[4]
Ancistrohaptor europeum <Unverified Name>[4]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[4]
Apophallus donicus[4]
Apophallus muehlingi[4]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[4]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus alatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus caucasicus <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus chalcalburni <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus minor <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus neoparvus <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus pseudominor <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus tissensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus tuba <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus vistulae <Unverified Name>[4]
Dactylogyrus yinwenyingae <Unverified Name>[4]
Diplostomum pseudospathaceum[4]
Diplostomum spathaceum[4]
Diplozoon paradoxum[4]
Gyrodactylus alburnoidesi <Unverified Name>[4]
Gyrodactylus euzeti <Unverified Name>[4]
Gyrodactylus gracilihamatus[4]
Gyrodactylus hronosus <Unverified Name>[4]
Gyrodactylus laevis <Unverified Name>[4]
Gyrodactylus scardinii <Unverified Name>[4]
Gyrodactylus vimbi <Unverified Name>[4]
Metagonimus yokogawai[4]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[4]
Nicolla skrjabini <Unverified Name>[4]
Octomacrum europeum <Unverified Name>[4]
Paracoenogonimus ovatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Paradiplozoon alburni <Unverified Name>[4]
Paradiplozoon homoion[4]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[4]
Proteocephalus torulosus[4]
Pseudocapillaria tomentosa <Unverified Name>[4]
Rhabdochona denudata[4]
Schulmanella petruschewskii <Unverified Name>[4]
Tylodelphys clavata[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Museum de Besancon


Afghanistan; Amudar'ya; Aral Sea; Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Austria; Azerbaijan; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; Croatia; Czech Republic; Danube; Dneper; Don; Elbe; Estonia; Euphrates; Europe - Inland waters; Europe and Asia: Loire drainage in France eastward, in nearly all rivers draining to southern Baltic, North, Black and Azov Seas; Caspian basin, in upper Volga and from Kura drainage southward to Iranian tributaries of Caspian; widespread in Iran. In Mediterannean basin, only in Rhône and some small coastal drainages from Provence (France) eastward to Genova (Italy), Aoos (Greece, Albania) and western Greece as far south as Sperchios drainage. In Marmara basin, western Anatolia south to Great Menderes drainage and in upper Euphrate and Tigris drainages. Aral basin, upper Amu Darja and Karakumskij drainages (Tukmenistan, Afghanistan). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Europe and Asia: basins of Biscay Bay, the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral seas, in Vardar and Struma rivers of the Aegean basin, in the Tigris-Euphrates river system, in the Reza'iyeh Lake basin, and in some other localities in Iran. Appendix II; Europe and Asia: basins of Biscay Bay, the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral seas, in Vardar and Struma rivers of the Aegean basin, in the Tigris-Euphrates river system, in the Reza'iyeh Lake basin, and in some other localities in Iran. Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; France; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Kuban River; Kura; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova, Republic of; Murgab; Netherlands; Palearctic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Switzerland; Tedgen; Tigris; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Volga;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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