Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Australoheros: From the Latin word 'australis' meaning southern, and the name Heros, after the nominotypic genus of the heroini tribe.
tribe; taura: Named from the southern Brazilian idiomatic expression 'taura' (brave), in reference to its territorial and aggressive behavior and the adverse habitat in which it occurs.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Upper rio das Antas basin, rio Jacuí drainage, Laguna dos Patos system in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81913)
Inhabits small, shallow rivers with clear water, moderate water current and usually with grass or other vegetation at the margins (Ref. 81913). River bottom is composed of rocks and loose stones, and sand, with few macrophytes (Ref. 81913).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ottoni, F.P. and M.M. Cheffe, 2009. A new species of Australoheros from the upper rio das Antas, laguna dos Patos System, southern Brazil. Spixiana 32(1):153-159. (Ref. 81913)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
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=0.01000 (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
): 3.2 ±0.5 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 (16 of 100) .