The type locality during dry season is about 10-20 m wide large river, with clear water, 0.1-1.0 m deep, alternating lentic stretches and rapids, with riparian vegetation including grasses and with bottom consisting of stones, rocks, sand and mud (Ref. 57404).
- Bertaco, V.A. and C.A.S. de Lucena 2006 Two new species of Astyanax (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae) from eastern Brazil, with a synopsis of the Astyanax scabripinnis species complex. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(1):53-60. (Ref. 57404) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57404&speccode=62790
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