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); tamiahua: Named for its type locality, Río Cucharas near Tamiahua in northern Veracruz, Mexico. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Central America: Tamiahua to Nautla in northern Veracruz, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118583)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 25;
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Astyanax tamiahua is distinguished from other congeners in Veracruz and northern Mexico by the following characters: body deeper, mean 35.9% SL (vs. mean 33.9% SL in A. argentatus); head length, more than 26% SL (vs. 26% or less in A. acatlanensis, A. argentatus and A. rioverde); in lateral view, supraoccipital slightly concave (vs. angled in A. finitimus); infraorbital II, triangular with an angled base (vs. with a long convex base in A. argentatus and A. mexicanus); first dorsal pterygiophore, rostral edge angled (vs. curved in A. argentatus and A. mexicanus) (Ref. 118583).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmitter-Soto, J.J., 2017. A revision of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) in Central and North America, with the description of nine new species. J. Nat. Hist. 51(23/24):1-94. (Ref. 118583)
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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .