Alburnoides bipunctatus

Alburnoides bipunctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Alburnoides
Species: A. bipunctatus
Binomial name
Alburnoides bipunctatus
(Bloch, 1782)
  • Abramis bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782)
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus armeniensis (non Dadikyan, 1972)
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus rossicus kubanicus (non Berg, 1932)
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus smyrnaea Pellegrin, 1927
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus strymonicus Chichkoff, 1940
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus thessalicus (non Stephanidis, 1950)
  • Alburnoides bipunctatus tzanevi Chichkoff, 1933
  • Alburnoides maculatus (Kessler, 1859)
  • Alburnus bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782)
  • Alburnus bipunctatus ohridanus (non Karaman, 1928)
  • Alburnus bipunctatus prespensis (non Karaman, 1924)
  • Alburnus eichwaldii (non De Filippi, 1863)
  • Alburnus maculatus Kessler, 1859
  • Aspius bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782)
  • Aspius fasciatus (non Nordmann, 1840)
  • Cyprinus annoni Walbaum, 1792
  • Cyprinus bipunctatus Bloch, 1782
  • Cyprinus blockii Nau, 1787
  • Cyprinus gronovii Bloch & Schneider, 1801
  • Cyprinus punctatus Shaw, 1804
  • Cyprinus riemling Hermann, 1804
  • Cyprinus sanderi Bloch & Schneider, 1801
  • Cyprinus spirlin Lacepède, 1803
  • Cyprinus tinca notha Walbaum, 1792
  • Leuciscus baldneri Valenciennes, 1844
  • Leuciscus bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782)
  • Spirlinus bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782)

Alburnoides bipunctatus, known vernacularly as the schneider, spirlin, bleak, riffle minnow, and others,[1] 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. This fish inhabits rivers with very calm waters, and it eats dead insects and insect larvae, diatoms, and crustaceans. It reproduces during April to June.[2]

This fish is not to be confused with Phenacobius catostomus, which is also known as a "riffle minnow".


  1. "Alburnoides bipunctatus",, European Environment Agency, Vernacular names
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Alburnoides bipunctatus" in FishBase. September 2012 version.

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