Morphology Data of Astyanax boliviensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ruiz-C., R.I., C. Román-Valencia, D.C. Taphorn, P.A. Buckup and H. Ortega, 2018
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species which is a member of the orthodus species-group of Astyanax differs from other species of the group in having lines extending from the tips of the chevrons on both the anterior and posterior extremes (proximal and distal sections of chevron extensions), forming etensions between the chevrons (vs. chevrons without lines extending from their tips), except A. moorii which is distinguished by the number of lateral-line scales 39-42 (vs. 44–50); also differs from A. moorii in the upper jaw length > 34% HL (vs. < 47% HL); further differs from A. villwocki by the absence of a dark stripe on the sides of the body (vs. with dark lateral stripe or anterior prolongation of the caudal peduncle spot extending over the silvery lateral stripe); differs from orthodus, embera, yariguies in having a distinct rhomboidal caudal-peduncle spot with a short, anterior, prolongation that does not surpass a vertical through the anal-fin origin (vs. spot on caudal peduncle a short polygon shape not surpassing the posterior tip of the anal fin in orthodus, embera and spot on caudal peduncle elongated as a stripe, continuing anteriorly to humeral region in A. villwocki; differs from A. bopiensis in having , 4 teeth extending over less than one third of the maxillary (vs. > 5 teeth extending over more than two thirds of the maxillary) (Ref. 119406).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Astyanax boliviensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 39 - 42
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   10 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   6 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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