Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins; tetras) > Stethaprioninae
Etymology: Astyanax: The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335); embera: Named for the native Americans known as the Embera, who occupy the type locality of this new species; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119406); 9.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species, a member of the orthodus species-group of Astyanax, differs from other members of the group by the following characters: differs from villwocki, superbus, gandhiae, bopiensi, boliviensis, yariguies by the absence of a dark stripe on the sides of the body (vs. dark lateral stripe present or anterior prolongation of the caudal peduncle spot extending anteriorly over the silvery lateral stripe); differs from A. orthodus in having the caudal peduncle spot extending onto the ventral and dorsal margins of the caudal peduncle, covering 4-6 horizontal scale rows (vs. covering 2-4 horizontal scale rows on the caudal peduncle) and in having an unpigmented band across the anal-fin rays in both sexes (vs.pigmentation uniform on analfin rays); differs from A. moorii in body depth > 39% SL (vs. < 39% SL), the dorsal-pectoral fin distance > 40.5% SL (vs. < 40.5% SL), maxilla length < 33.5% HL (vs. > 33.5% SH), upper jaw length < 32% HL (vs. > 47% SH) and by the number of lateral-line scales 36-41 (vs. 44-50) (Ref. 119406).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ruiz-C., R.I., C. Román-Valencia, D.C. Taphorn, P.A. Buckup and H. Ortega, 2018. Revision of the Astyanax orthodus species-group (Teleostei: Characidae) with descriptions of three new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 402:1-45. (Ref. 119406)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00552 - 0.03150), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .