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); jordanensis: Named after the drainage from where the species is described, the rio Jordão, a tributary to the rio Iguaçu basin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81203)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 34 - 37. Distinguished from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: anal fin with 13-17 branched rays; lateral line scales 35-38; one humeral spot; dentary teeth abruptly
decreasing in size after the fifth tooth; orbital diameter 22.6-29.1% of HL; interorbital width 30.6-35.7% of HL; snout length 25.3-29.7% of HL; predorsal scales 12-15; dorsal procurrent rays 10-12; maxillary teeth 1 or 2; and a conspicuous midlateral band from humeral region to caudal peduncle (Ref. 81203).
South America: Rio Jacu and rio das Torres in the lower portions of the rio Jordão drainage, lower rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná, Brazil
Feeds on insects and plants (Ref. 81203).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vera Alcaraz, H.S., C.S. Pavanelli and V.A. Bertaco, 2009. Astyanax jordanensis (Ostariophysi: Characidae) a new species from the rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 7(2):185-190. (Ref. 81203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01259 (0.00536 - 0.02954), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .