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melanops, Abramis Heckel [J. J.] 1837:154, Pl. 8 (fig. 3) [Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte v. 2 (no. 1) (for 1840); ref. 2079] Maritza [Marizza] River, eastern Rumelia, Balkan region of Bulgaria. Syntypes: NMW 55270 (1). •Valid as Abramis melanops Heckel 1837 -- (Berg 1949:788 [ref. 20661]). •Synonym of Vimba vimba (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Lelek 1987:243 [ref. 22962]). •Valid as Vimba melanops (Heckel 1837) (often dated 1839 or 1840) -- (Economidis 1995:207 [ref. 23025], Kottelat 1997:86 [ref. 22952], Bogutskaya 1997:180 [ref. 23566], Pehlivanov 2000:47 [ref. 25202], Vassilev & Pehlivanov 2005:171 [ref. 28369], Fricke et al. 2007:47 [ref. 29533], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:291 [ref. 29996], Perea et al. 2010:15 [ref. 31802], Barbieri et al. 2015:70 [ref. 35029], Çiçek et al. 2015:147 [ref. 35151], Çiçek et al. 2020:253 [ref. 37644], Stefanov & Apostolou 2022:40 [ref. 39167]). Current status: Valid as Vimba melanops (Heckel 1837). Leuciscidae: Leuciscinae. Distribution: Eurasia: Aegean Sea basin (Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Macedonia). Habitat: freshwater, brackish.


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