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); burgerai: Name for Rafael Burger, a student who enthusiastically collected the new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Almada in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81202)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21 - 22;
Vertebrae: 33. Differs from all other congeners from northeastern Brazilian drainages by having two vertically elongated humeral blotches, a conspicuous and broad dark midlateral stripe (at least on anterior half of body), body highest along vertical slightly behind midlength of pectoral fin, 31-34 lateral-line scales, and two or three teeth on premaxillary outer series. Other characters important to distinguish this species include: anal fin with 21-22 total rays and 18-19 branched rays; dorsal-fin rays ii,9; 3-6 scales on base of anterior anal-fin rays; one or two maxillary teeth; fins homogeneously darkened by chromatophores; absence of red pigmentation on body when alive (Ref. 81202).
Found at altitude of 212 meters in clear water stream, running over rocky and sandy bottom, with very small pools, 20-70 cm deep (Ref. 81202). Stomach contents of two specimens include filamentous algae, fragments of arthropods and vascular plants, and organic debris (Ref. 81202).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zanata, A.M. and P. Camelier, 2009. Astyanax vermilion and Astyanax burgerai: a new characid fishes (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) from Northeastern Bahia, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 7(2):175-184. (Ref. 81202)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00609 - 0.02852), 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
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .