Astyanax latens Mirande, Aguilera & Azpelicueta, 2004
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Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  4.43 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: Bermejo River basin in Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by a combination of the following characters: somewhat rhomboidal body; 24-29 branched anal fin rays; 1-4 maxillary teeth; long pectoral fins (23.2-26.6% SL) always reaching one third of pelvic fin rays; long pelvic fins (17.6-22.0 % SL) always surpassing anal fin origin; anal fin base long (32.3-36.7% SL); 26-27 gillrakers on first branchial arch; lateral band extremely narrow; one large vertically elongated humeral spot and a second one very faint; relatively shallow caudal peduncle (10.0-11.4% SL); fifth tooth of inner premaxillary series very small and scarcely posterior to main series; origin of anal fin below dorsal fin (Ref. 55782).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.11.05
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.01.07

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