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); joaovitori: Named for João Vitor Kadota Oliveira, son of the first author. A genitive.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Upper rio Araguaia and some tributaries in Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116165)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Astyanax joaovitori is distinguished from its congeners belonging to the A. scabripinnis species complex by the following combination of characters: lateral dark stripe beginning immediately behind the upper margin of the opercle; presence of a single vertical humeral dark blotch; a scattered pattern of dark chromatophores below lateral line, at the abdominal region; anal fin with 15 to 20 branched rays; 33 to 36 perforated scales on lateral line; dentary teeth decreasing abruptly in size from the fourth or fifth tooth onwards; and 13 or 14 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 116165).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oliveira, C.A.M., C.S. Pavanelli and V.A. Bertaco, 2017. A new species of Astyanax Baird & Girard (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Araguaia, Central Brazil. Zootaxa 4320(1):173-182. (Ref. 116165)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.01288 (0.00595 - 0.02787), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), 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) .