Overview

Distribution

Tocantins River drainage, Brazil.
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South America: rio Tocantins drainage in Brazil.
  • Bertaco, V.A. and P.H.F. Lucinda 2005 Astyanax elachylepis, a new characid fish from the rio Tocantins drainage, Brazil (Teleostei: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(3):389-394. (Ref. 56789)
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Differs from its congeners by having 48-53 perforated scales along the lateral line, a large caudal-peduncle spot, the presence of bony hooks on dorsal, anal, pelvic and pectoral fins of males, one or two vertically-elongated humeral spots, one maxillary tooth and 22-27 branched anal-fin rays (Ref. 56789).
  • Bertaco, V.A. and P.H.F. Lucinda 2005 Astyanax elachylepis, a new characid fish from the rio Tocantins drainage, Brazil (Teleostei: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(3):389-394. (Ref. 56789)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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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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