Morphology Data of Australoheros minuano
Identification keys
Main Ref. Říčan, O. and S.O. Kullander, 2008
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This relatively elongated species which reaches more than 12 cm TL, is distinguished from all species except A. kaaygua in having a modal count of 12 pectoral fin rays; differs from A. facetus, cf. facetus, and guarani, by having modally 6 C1 gill rakers; differs facetus in not having an upwards directed mouth and a longer dorsal fin scale cover, covering bases of 7-8 last spines (vs. only 2-3). The same as A. kaaygua, it has yellowish ground color, but without the red corners of caudal fin (present in kaaygua, and also differs by being much less deep-bodied. Distinguished from all its congeners by pink to red dominant males (Ref. 74689).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Australoheros minuano

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
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
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 16 - 16
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 6 - 7
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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