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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Jacu and rio das Torres in the lower portions of the rio Jordão drainage, lower rio Iguaçu basin, Paraná, Brazil
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).
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.01349 (0.00618 - 0.02945), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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) .