Overview

Comprehensive Description

Astyanax aff. scabripinnis :

coastal drainage:MHNCI 7824 , 4, small affluent of rio Morato , 11 Jun 1994 , and MHNCI 7844 , 4, 12 Jun 1994 ; MHNCI 7858 , 20 (2 c&s), small affluent of rio Morato , 25 Jun 1994 .

  • Vinícius Abilhoa, Luiz Fernando Duboc (2007): A new species of the freshwater fish genus Astyanax (Ostariophysi: Characidae) from the rio Iguacu basin, southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 1587, 43-52: 51-51, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B2CDDEA9-F47C-444F-BA47-DB7D7EC8D49A
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Biology

Occurs in lentic environment (Ref. 11229).
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Distribution

South America: Brazil and Argentina.
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Argentina and Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 22
  • Jenyns, L. 1842 Fish. In C. Darwin (ed.) The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832-1836. Smith, Elder & Co., London (in 4 parts): p. 1-32 (Jan. 1840); 33-64 (Jun. 1840); 65-96 (Apr. 1841); 97-172 (Apr. 1842). (Ref. 3157)
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Size

Maximum size: 78 mm SL
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Max. size

7.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26681))
  • Castro, R.M.C. and L. Casatti 1997 The fish fauna from a small forest stream of the Upper Parana River Basin, southern Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3/4):337-352. (Ref. 26681)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 18
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds mainly on insects (Ref. 26681).
  • Castro, R.M.C. and L. Casatti 1997 The fish fauna from a small forest stream of the Upper Parana River Basin, southern Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3/4):337-352. (Ref. 26681)
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Diseases and Parasites

Capillostrongyloides Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bunkley-Williams, L. and E.H. Williams Jr. 2002 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the Neotropical region. (Book review). Caribb. J. Sci. 38(3-4):289-294. (Ref. 46699)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Astyanax scabripinnis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 20
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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