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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae Characins
Subfamily: Incertae sedis
Genus: Astyanax

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142 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse

South America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Astyanax abramis (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse
 
Astyanax abramis
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Astyanax aeneus (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Astyanax aeneus
[Banded tetra]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Astyanax ajuricaba
[]

Photo by Guimarães, T.F.R.

South America
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL
Astyanax alburnus (Hensel, 1870)

Photo by Guimarães, T.F.R.
 
Astyanax alburnus
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Astyanax altior
[Yucatan tetra]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Astyanax altiparanae Garutti & Britski, 2000

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Astyanax altiparanae
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Astyanax angustifrons
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax anterior
[]

Photo by Protogino, L.C.

South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Astyanax aramburui Protogino, Miquelarena & López, 2006

Photo by Protogino, L.C.
 
Astyanax aramburui
[]

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.

South America

Astyanax argyrimarginatus Garutti, 1999

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.
 
Astyanax argyrimarginatus
[]

Photo by Cavallaro, M.R./Froehlich, O.

South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Astyanax asuncionensis Géry, 1972

Photo by Cavallaro, M.R./Froehlich, O.
 
Astyanax asuncionensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Astyanax atratoensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Astyanax aurocaudatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax bifasciatus
[]

Photo by Slaboch, R.

South America
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Astyanax bimaculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Astyanax bimaculatus
[Twospot astyanax]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax biotae
[]

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia

South America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Astyanax bockmanni Vari & Castro, 2007

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Astyanax bockmanni
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax bourgeti
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Astyanax brachypterygium
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Astyanax brevirhinus
[]

Photo by Zanata, A.M.

South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Astyanax burgerai Zanata & Camelier, 2009

Photo by Zanata, A.M.
 
Astyanax burgerai
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax caucanus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax chaparae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax chico
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Astyanax clavitaeniatus
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax cocibolca
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax cordovae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax correntinus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Astyanax courensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax cremnobates
[]

Photo by Hasselgreen Jr., P.C.

South America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Astyanax daguae Eigenmann, 1913

Photo by Hasselgreen Jr., P.C.
 
Astyanax daguae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax depressirostris
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax dissensus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax dissimilis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax dnophos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Astyanax eigenmanniorum
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax elachylepis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax endy
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax epiagos
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax erythropterus
[]

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.

North, Central and South
Max. Length 16.8 cm TL
Astyanax fasciatus (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Astyanax fasciatus
[Banded astyanax]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax fasslii
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax festae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Astyanax filiferus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax gisleni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Astyanax giton
[]

Photo by Garutti, G.F.

South America

Astyanax goyacensis Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Garutti, G.F.
 
Astyanax goyacensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Astyanax goyanensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax gracilior
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax guaporensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax guaricana
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Astyanax guianensis Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Astyanax guianensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Astyanax gymnodontus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Astyanax gymnogenys
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax hastatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax henseli
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax hermosus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax integer
[]

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.

South America
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Astyanax intermedius Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.
 
Astyanax intermedius
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax ita
[]
No picture found
Astyanax jacobinae
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax jacobinae
[Piaba]

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.

South America
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Astyanax jacuhiensis (Cope, 1894)

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.
 
Astyanax jacuhiensis
[]

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.

South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Astyanax janeiroensis Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.
 
Astyanax janeiroensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax jenynsii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax jordanensis
[]

Photo by Freiberg, J.

North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Astyanax jordani (Hubbs & Innes, 1936)

Photo by Freiberg, J.
 
Astyanax jordani
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America

Astyanax kennedyi Géry, 1964

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Astyanax kennedyi
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Astyanax kompi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax kullanderi
[]

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.

South America

Astyanax lacustris (Lütken, 1875)

Photo by Salgado, F.L.K.
 
Astyanax lacustris
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax latens
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax laticeps
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax leonidas
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Astyanax leopoldi Géry, Planquette & Le Bail, 1988

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Astyanax leopoldi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Astyanax lineatus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax longior
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax longirhinus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax maculisquamis
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Astyanax magdalenae Eigenmann & Henn, 1916

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Astyanax magdalenae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Astyanax marionae
[]

Photo by Castro Lima, F.

South America
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Astyanax maximus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Castro Lima, F.
 
Astyanax maximus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax megaspilura
[]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Astyanax mexicanus (De Filippi, 1853)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Astyanax mexicanus
[Mexican tetra]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax microlepis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Astyanax microschemos
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax minor
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax multidens
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax mutator
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax myersi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Astyanax nasutus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central America

Astyanax nicaraguensis Eigenmann & Ogle, 1907

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Astyanax nicaraguensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax obscurus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax ojiara
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax orbignyanus
[]

Photo by Pacheco Chaves, B.

South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Astyanax orthodus Eigenmann, 1907

Photo by Pacheco Chaves, B.
 
Astyanax orthodus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax pampa
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax paraguayensis
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Astyanax parahybae Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Astyanax parahybae
[]

Photo by Marceniuk, A.P.

South America
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Astyanax paranae Eigenmann, 1914

Photo by Marceniuk, A.P.
 
Astyanax paranae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax paranahybae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Astyanax paris
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax pedri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Astyanax pelecus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Astyanax pellegrini
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Astyanax pirabitira
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax pirapuan
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax poetzschkei
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax procerus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Astyanax puka
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax pynandi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Astyanax ribeirae Eigenmann, 1911

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Astyanax ribeirae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax rivularis
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Astyanax robustus
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central and South America

Astyanax ruberrimus Eigenmann, 1913

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Astyanax ruberrimus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax rupununi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Astyanax saguazu
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax saltor
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Astyanax scabripinnis (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Astyanax scabripinnis
[]

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia

South America
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Astyanax schubarti Britski, 1964

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Astyanax schubarti
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax scintillans
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Astyanax serratus
[]

Photo by Castro Lima, F.

South America
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Astyanax siapae Garutti, 2003

Photo by Castro Lima, F.
 
Astyanax siapae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Astyanax stenohalinus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax stilbe
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax superbus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America

Astyanax symmetricus Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Astyanax symmetricus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Astyanax taeniatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Astyanax totae
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax trierythropterus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax troya
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax tumbayaensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Astyanax tupi
[]

Photo by Triques, M.L.

South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Astyanax turmalinensis Triques, Vono & Caiafa, 2003

Photo by Triques, M.L.
 
Astyanax turmalinensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Astyanax unitaeniatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax utiariti
[]

Photo by Brosse, S.

South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Astyanax validus Géry, Planquette & Le Bail, 1991

Photo by Brosse, S.
 
Astyanax validus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Astyanax varzeae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Astyanax venezuelae
[]

Photo by Zanata, A.M.

South America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Astyanax vermilion Zanata & Camelier, 2009

Photo by Zanata, A.M.
 
Astyanax vermilion
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Astyanax villwocki
[]

Photo by Garutti, G.F.

South America
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Astyanax xavante Garutti & Venere, 2009

Photo by Garutti, G.F.
 
Astyanax xavante
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Astyanax xiru
[]
142 Species of Family Characidae with Genus Astyanax
(Characins)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1842 Astyanax abramis South America 14 SL
1860 Astyanax aeneus Banded tetra Central America 12 SL
2009 Astyanax ajuricaba South America 9.5 SL
1870 Astyanax alburnus South America 7.4 TL
1936 Astyanax altior Yucatan tetra North America
2000 Astyanax altiparanae South America 10.6 SL
1908 Astyanax angustifrons Central America
1908 Astyanax anterior South America 11.1 SL
2006 Astyanax aramburui South America 6.1 SL
1999 Astyanax argyrimarginatus South America
1972 Astyanax asuncionensis South America 15 SL
1907 Astyanax atratoensis South America 10.3 SL
1913 Astyanax aurocaudatus South America 6 SL
2010 Astyanax bifasciatus South America 12.9 SL
1758 Astyanax bimaculatus Twospot astyanax South America 17.5 TL
2004 Astyanax biotae South America
2007 Astyanax bockmanni South America 7 TL
1908 Astyanax bourgeti South America
2001 Astyanax brachypterygium South America 6.3 SL
1908 Astyanax brevirhinus South America 10 TL
2009 Astyanax burgerai South America 5.4 SL
1879 Astyanax caucanus South America
1943 Astyanax chaparae South America
2004 Astyanax chico South America
2003 Astyanax clavitaeniatus South America 7.2 SL
2008 Astyanax cocibolca Central America 5.4 SL
1880 Astyanax cordovae South America
1891 Astyanax correntinus South America
2010 Astyanax courensis South America 7.2 SL
2001 Astyanax cremnobates South America 8.9 SL
1913 Astyanax daguae South America 4 TL
1908 Astyanax depressirostris South America
2013 Astyanax dissensus South America 8.4 SL
2010 Astyanax dissimilis South America 13.6 SL
2004 Astyanax dnophos South America
1894 Astyanax eigenmanniorum South America 5.7 SL
2005 Astyanax elachylepis South America
2006 Astyanax endy South America
2008 Astyanax epiagos South America 5.9 SL
1891 Astyanax erythropterus South America
1819 Astyanax fasciatus Banded astyanax North, Central and South 16.8 TL
1915 Astyanax fasslii South America
1898 Astyanax festae South America
1913 Astyanax filiferus South America 8.5 SL
1943 Astyanax gisleni South America
1908 Astyanax giton South America 8 TL
1908 Astyanax goyacensis South America
1944 Astyanax goyanensis South America 9 SL
1908 Astyanax gracilior South America
1911 Astyanax guaporensis South America
2013 Astyanax guaricana South America 9.6 SL
1909 Astyanax guianensis South America 6 TL
1911 Astyanax gymnodontus South America 17 SL
1911 Astyanax gymnogenys South America 11.5 SL
1928 Astyanax hastatus South America
2006 Astyanax henseli South America 10.8 SL
2005 Astyanax hermosus South America
1930 Astyanax integer South America
1908 Astyanax intermedius South America 7.3 SL
2002 Astyanax ita South America 6.1 SL
2008 Astyanax jacobinae Piaba Astyanax jacobinae 5.1 SL
1894 Astyanax jacuhiensis South America 14.5 SL
1908 Astyanax janeiroensis South America 11.4 SL
1877 Astyanax jenynsii South America 7.6 SL
2009 Astyanax jordanensis South America 7.6 SL
1936 Astyanax jordani North America 10 TL
1964 Astyanax kennedyi South America
1938 Astyanax kompi Central America
1995 Astyanax kullanderi South America 8.8 SL
1875 Astyanax lacustris South America
2004 Astyanax latens South America 4.4 SL
1894 Astyanax laticeps South America 5.4 SL
2002 Astyanax leonidas South America 4.6 SL
1988 Astyanax leopoldi South America 6 TL
1891 Astyanax lineatus South America 12 SL
1878 Astyanax longior South America
2010 Astyanax longirhinus South America 18.6 SL
1997 Astyanax maculisquamis South America
1916 Astyanax magdalenae South America 10 SL
1911 Astyanax marionae South America 6 SL
1876 Astyanax maximus South America 12.4 SL
1944 Astyanax megaspilura South America
1853 Astyanax mexicanus Mexican tetra North America 12 TL
1913 Astyanax microlepis South America 9.1 SL
2006 Astyanax microschemos South America 5.5 SL
2010 Astyanax minor South America 10.8 SL
1908 Astyanax multidens South America
1909 Astyanax mutator South America
1950 Astyanax myersi South America
1907 Astyanax nasutus Central America 10 TL
1907 Astyanax nicaraguensis Central America
1870 Astyanax obscurus South America
2000 Astyanax ojiara South America 5.1 SL
1850 Astyanax orbignyanus South America
1907 Astyanax orthodus South America 10.8 SL
2005 Astyanax pampa South America
1918 Astyanax paraguayensis South America
1908 Astyanax parahybae South America 5.6 SL
1914 Astyanax paranae South America 11.3 SL
1911 Astyanax paranahybae South America
2002 Astyanax paris South America 8.6 SL
1908 Astyanax pedri South America 7.8 SL
2006 Astyanax pelecus South America 6 SL
1907 Astyanax pellegrini South America 8 SL
2013 Astyanax pirabitira South America 9.1 SL
2011 Astyanax pirapuan South America
1932 Astyanax poetzschkei South America
2013 Astyanax procerus South America 11.9 SL
2007 Astyanax puka South America 5.0 SL
2003 Astyanax pynandi South America
1911 Astyanax ribeirae South America 8 TL
1875 Astyanax rivularis South America 9.9 SL
1912 Astyanax robustus Central America
1913 Astyanax ruberrimus Central and South America
1914 Astyanax rupununi South America 4.8 SL
2003 Astyanax saguazu South America 9.2 SL
1960 Astyanax saltor South America
1842 Astyanax scabripinnis South America 7.8 SL
1964 Astyanax schubarti South America 9 SL
1928 Astyanax scintillans South America
2010 Astyanax serratus South America 12 SL
2003 Astyanax siapae South America 9.4 SL
1962 Astyanax stenohalinus South America 7.8 SL
1870 Astyanax stilbe South America
1942 Astyanax superbus South America
1908 Astyanax symmetricus South America
1842 Astyanax taeniatus South America 8.5 SL
2005 Astyanax totae South America 8.2 SL
1970 Astyanax trierythropterus South America
2002 Astyanax troya South America 7.4 SL
2005 Astyanax tumbayaensis South America
2003 Astyanax tupi South America 7.3 SL
2003 Astyanax turmalinensis South America 6.5 SL
1998 Astyanax unitaeniatus South America
2007 Astyanax utiariti South America 7.9 SL
1991 Astyanax validus South America 15 TL
2007 Astyanax varzeae South America 8.3 SL
1944 Astyanax venezuelae South America 5 TL
2009 Astyanax vermilion South America 4.3 SL
1999 Astyanax villwocki South America 11.4 SL
2009 Astyanax xavante South America 6.0 SL
2013 Astyanax xiru South America 10.9 SL



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