Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stethaprioninae
Etymology: Astyanax: The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335); gandhiae: Named for the late Mrs Maria Gandhi Calderon, mother of the first author; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 119406)
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 othodus, villwocki, superbus, bopiensi, boliviensis, yariguies by the absence of a spot on the caudal peduncle; differs further from villwocki by having a short lateral stripe extending from the caudal spot and it does not extend anteriorly beyond a vertical through the origin of the anal fin (vs. lateral stripe extending anteriorly beyond a vertical through the origin of the anal fin; differs from A. bopiensis in having less teeth that do not cover more than a third of the length of the maxillary (vs. larger number of teeth covering more than two thirds of the maxillary); differs from A. moorii for dorsal-fin-hypural distance < 45% SL (vs. > 50), by dorsal-pectoral distance > 50% SL (vs. < 50), interorbital distance > 32% HL (vs. < 32), upper jaw length less < 35% HL (vs. > 40) (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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .