Astyanax pelecus  Bertaco & Lucena, 2006

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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);  pelecus: From the Greek pelekus, meaning axe, in allusion to the form of the dark pigmentation resulting from the junction of the humeral spot with the black midlateral stripe.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 57404).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57404)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: body depth 26.7-34.8% SL, short but pointed snout, that is smaller than the orbital diameter, and anal fin with 16-18 branches rays. Differs from other members of the genus in its distinctive color pattern: with only one humeral spot limited to the region above lateral line series, and has a conspicuous midlateral body stripe extending from the upper margin of opercle to the caudal-fin base, a putative autapomorphy of this species (Ref. 57404).

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South America: Rio Pardo drainage in Bahia, Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality during dry season is about 10-20 m wide large river, with clear water, 0.1-1.0 m deep, alternating lentic stretches and rapids, with riparian vegetation including grasses and with bottom consisting of stones, rocks, sand and mud (Ref. 57404).

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Bertaco, V.A. and C.A.S. de Lucena, 2006. Two new species of Astyanax (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae) from eastern Brazil, with a synopsis of the Astyanax scabripinnis species complex. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(1):53-60. (Ref. 57404)

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=0.01230 (0.00524 - 0.02887), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), 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.