Inhabits clear water streams, running over rocky, pebbles and sand bottom at low altitudes ranging from 188 to 258 m, with slow to moderate water current and less than 1 m deep (Ref. 81202). Stomach contents of three specimens include filamentous algae, fragments of vascular plants and seeds, insects and other unidentified arthropods, and organic debris (Ref. 81202).
- 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) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=81202&speccode=12941
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