Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); totae: Named from Tota, nickname of Adelinyr Azevedo de Moura Cordeira, in recognition of her contribution to MHNCI fish collection.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56783)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from most species of Astyanax by the vertically elongated humeral spot, slightly expanded above the lateral line to posterodorsal margin of opercle, followed by a midlateral dark stripe expanded from the humeral region to the median caudal-fin rays, maxilla with 2-5 teeth (usually 3) and anal fin with 15-18 branched rays (Ref. 56783).
South America: Rio Cascata of the upper rio Iguaçu basin in Brazil.
Found in headwater stream with clear water, light to moderate water current and bottom consisting of stones, sand and moderate amount of vegetal debris (Ref. 56783). Feeds most frequently on microcrustaceans (Cladocera and Copepoda), insect larvae (Chironomidae), adult insects and plant fragments (Ref. 56783).
Ferreira Haluch, C. and V. Abilhoa, 2005. Astyanax totae, a new characid species (Teleostei: Characidae) from the upper rio Iguaçu basin, southeastern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(3):383-388. (Ref. 56783)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .