Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Recorded in streams and ponds between 1 and 60 m elevation. Schools are found in waters ranging from stagnant to swift current at temperatures of 24 to 28°C. Feeds on seeds, terrestrial and aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Distribution

South America: Atrato River basin.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Atrato River basin, Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880))
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Type Information

Holotype for Astyanax orthodus Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 55655
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Photograph; Radiograph
Collector(s): Michler & Schott
Locality: Colombia: Truando, Colombia, South America
  • Holotype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 33 (1556): 27.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Recorded in streams and ponds between 1 and 60 m elevation. Schools are found in waters ranging from stagnant to swift current at temperatures of 24 to 28°C. Feeds on seeds, terrestrial and aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Astyanax orthodus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

GCCTGAGCTGGGATGGTTGGGACTGCTTTA---AGCCTGTTAATTCGGGCAGAGCTCGGCCAACCAGGATCCCTTCTAGGCGAT---GACCAGGTATATAATGTTCTGGTAACTGCACATGCTTTCGTTATAATTTTCTTTATAGTTATACCCGTTATAATTGGAGGTTTTGGAAATTGGCTAATCCCACTTATA---ATTGGCGCCCCAGACATAGCCTTCCCTCGAATAAATAACATAAGTTTTTGACTTCTTCCACCATCTTTTCTTCTCCTTCTAGCATCCTCTGGGGTCGAAGCTGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACTGTGTACCCCCCTCTTGCTGGCAACCTTGCACATGCAGGAGCTTCCGTTGACCTA---ACTATTTTCTCACTACACTTAGCTGGTGTCTCCTCAATTTTAGGGGCAATCAACTTTATTACAACTATTATTAATATAAAACCCCCAGCTATTTCGCAATACCAAACACCCTTATTTGTTTGGGCTGTCTTAGTGACAGCTGTCCTCCTTCTTCTTTCACTCCCTGTCTTAGCAGCT---GGAATCACAATACTTCTTACAGATCGTAACCTTAATACTTCATTCTTTGACCCGGCAGGGGGTGGAGATCCCATCCTTTATCAACACCTCTTTTGATTCTTTGGCCACCCA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Astyanax orthodus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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