Astyanax paris  Azpelicueta, Almirón & Casciotta, 2002

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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);  paris: Named after Paris, uncle of Astyanax, who fought in the Trojan war (Ref. 46822).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 46822).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46822)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 21 - 27. Distinguished from all Astyanax congeners by the possession of a shallow body (body depth 34.9-39.4% SL); 3-4 maxillary teeth; the insertion of the fifth tooth of the inner premaxillary series posterior to main series; presence of two humeral spots, second humeral spot distinctly vertically elongated and sometimes wider than the first; the presence of 34-36 perforated scales in the lateral series, and iv-v, 20-22 anal fin rays (Ref. 46822). Olive green, iridescent gold in color; red pigmentation on last 4 or 5 procurrent rays, unbranched principal rays and on 3 branched principal rays in each caudal fin lobe, except on distal portion of those rays; yellowish area bounding this red caudal portion; adipose fin and base of anal fins yellowish (Ref. 46822).

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South America: upper Uruguay River basin in Misiones, Argentina.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits streams with depths ranging from less than 1 m to over 2 m (Ref. 46822).

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Azpelicueta, M. de las M., A. Almirón and J.R. Casciotta, 2002. Astyanax paris: a new species from the río Uruguay basin of Argentina (Characiformes, Characidae). Copeia 2002(4):1052-1056. (Ref. 46822)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01202 (0.00426 - 0.03395), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.