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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 2 - ? m (Ref. 57546). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57546)
Diagnosis: Distinct from its congeners in having a round or trapezoidal black humeral spot, dorsal to the lateral line; a branch of the infraorbital sensory canal directed ventrally, continued as a series of pores totally or partially traversing the third infraorbital; body relatively slender (31.8-37.4% SL); eye large (41.1-45.8% HL); snout short (15.5-20.9% HL); caudal peduncle relatively slender (10.3-12% SL); one pentacuspid maxillary tooth; pored lateral line scales 38-42; and anal fin rays v-vi, 23-29. The males have breeding tubercles on the head and scales, and bony hooks on all fins (Ref. 57546).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Argentina.
Collected from a creek which is a relatively extensive watercourse, with sections about 50 m wide and pools over 2 m deep; vegetated with grasses and other plants, and the bottom consists of mud and clay (Ref. 57546).
Protogino, L., A.M. Miquelarena and H.L. López, 2006. A new species of Astyanax (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae), with breeding tubercles, from Paraná and Uruguay river basins. Zootaxa 1297:1-16.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00888 (-0.21703 - 0.23479), b=3.24 (3.12 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .