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Astyanax latens  Mirande, Aguilera & Azpelicueta, 2004

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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.   Subtropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55782)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by a combination of the following characters: somewhat rhomboidal body; 24-29 branched anal fin rays; 1-4 maxillary teeth; long pectoral fins (23.2-26.6% SL) always reaching one third of pelvic fin rays; long pelvic fins (17.6-22.0 % SL) always surpassing anal fin origin; anal fin base long (32.3-36.7% SL); 26-27 gillrakers on first branchial arch; lateral band extremely narrow; one large vertically elongated humeral spot and a second one very faint; relatively shallow caudal peduncle (10.0-11.4% SL); fifth tooth of inner premaxillary series very small and scarcely posterior to main series; origin of anal fin below dorsal fin (Ref. 55782).

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South America: Bermejo River basin in Argentina.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Mirande, J.M., G. Aguilera and M. Azpelicueta, 2004. A new species of Astyanax (Characiformes, Characidae) from the upper rio Bermejo basin, Salta Argentina. Rev. Suisse Zool. 111(1):213-223.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01410 (0.00454 - 0.04377), b=3.05 (2.79 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±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.