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Astyanax bimaculatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Twospot astyanax
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Astyanax: The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 25; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79585); max. published weight: 91.60 g (Ref. 79585); max. reported age: 18 years (Ref. 72479)

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South America: Panama to the Amazon basin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits large free flowing clear rivers, small streams, drainage ditches and artificial ponds and impoundments (Ref. 11225). Feeds on zooplankton, detritus, higher plants and sometimes on the scales of fish. Gametogenesis takes place during the dry season in time for reproduction to begin during the rainy season (Ref. 12225). Reproduction could be carried out in captivity (Ref. 27188).

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Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1996. Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane. Tome 1. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 22: 429p. Paris: Publications scientifiques du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. (Ref. 12225)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02240 (0.00849 - 0.05911), b=3.00 (2.77 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.2   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.