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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Alosa caspia (Eichwald, 1838)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Alosa caspia Eichwald, 1838

Synonyms:

Clupea caspia Eichwald, 1838, Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscou, 11(1): 134 ('Habitat in Caspio mari, meridiem versus').
Systematic status of a subspecies described under the name Caspialosa tanaica etemi Battalgil, 1914, from Manyas Lake and specimens from Bosphorus mentioned as C. nordmanni is uncertain.

Subspecies:

Alosa caspia bulgarica Drensky, 1934
Alosa bulgarica Drensky, 1934, Mitteil. K. Naturwiss. Inst., Sofia, 7: 79, fig. 1-2 (Black Sea to south from Burgas).
Alosa alosa bulgarica: Svetovidov, 1952: 313, pl. XXV (fig. 1); 1964: 124, fig. 36-37.
Alosa caspia bulgarica: Marinov, 1964, 56 (1), Biol. (Zool.): 205.

Alosa caspia nordmanni Antipa, 1906
Alosa Nordmanni Antipa, 1906, Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturw. Kl., 78,1905 [1906]: 28, pl. II (fig. 6-10) ('nordwestlicher Teil des Schwarzen Meeres'). Neotype: ZIN no. 15497, by subs. design. of Svetovidov, 1952.
Clupeonella nordmanni: Berg, 1913, (8)11: 479.
Caspialosa nordmanni: Berg, 1915, 4 (6): 12.
Caspialosa tanaica nordmanni: Slastenenko, 1938, 25, part. II, (1): 14.
Caspialosa caspia nordmanni: Svetovidov, 1943, 22 (4): 231 Berg, 1948: 135.
Alosa caspia nordmanni: Svetovidov, 1952: 233, fig. 31, pl. X (fig. 2); 1964: 95, fig. 26-271 Banarescu, 1964: 245, fig. 107.

Alosa caspia palaeostomi Sadowsky, 1934
Caspialosa tanaica palaeostomi Sadowsky, 1934, Trudy zool. Sekt., 1:139 (Palaeostom Lagune). Neotype: ZIN no. 31740 by design. of Svetovidov, 1952.
Caspialosa palaeostomica Majorowa, 1939, Trav. Stat. Piscic. Biol. Géorgie, 2: 30 (Eastern part of the Black Sea, Palaeostom Lake).
Caspialosa tanaica palaeostomi: Slastenenko, 1938, 25, part II, (l): 15.
Caspialosa caspia palaeostomi: Svetovidov, 1943, 22 (4): 231 Berg, 1948: 136.
Alosa caspia palaeostomi: Svetovidov, 1952: 231, fig. 30, pl. X (fig. 1); 1964: 93, fig. 24-25.

Alosa caspia tanaica Grimm, 1901
Clupea tanaica Grimm, 1901, Vestn. riboprom., 16(2): 59, 62, 67 (Azov Sea). Neotype: ZIN no. 16125 by subs. design. of Svetovidov, 1952.
Clupeonella tanaica: Berg, 1913, (8)11: 479.
Caspialosa tanaica: Berg, 1916a, 4 (6): 12.
Caspialosa caspia tanaica: Svetovidov, 1943, 22 (4): 231 Berg, 1948: 135, fig. 95.
Alosa caspia tanaica: Svetovidov, 1952: 235, fig. 32, pl. XI (fig. 1);1964: 99, fig. 28-29.


Common names:

alose de la Mer Noire [Fr]
azowskyi puzanok [Ru]
bletcha [Bu]
caspian shad [En]
dunayskyi puzanok [Ru]
kaspiiskii puzanok [R]
paliastomskyi puzanok [Ru]
rizeafca [Ro]

Caspian shad (Alosa caspia)