Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A rheophilic species which inhabits shadowed, rocky shelters on rapids (Ref. 55826).
  • Lima, F.C.T. and J. Zuanon 2004 A new species of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rapids of the lower rio Xingu, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(3):117-122. (Ref. 55826)
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Distribution

Lower Xingu River, region of Altamira, Pará, Brazil.
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South America: lower rio Xingu, Brazil.
  • Lima, F.C.T. and J. Zuanon 2004 A new species of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rapids of the lower rio Xingu, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(3):117-122. (Ref. 55826)
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from its congeners by having a broad longitudinal, midlateral dark stripe that extends from the snout to the caudal peduncle (Ref. 55826)
  • Lima, F.C.T. and J. Zuanon 2004 A new species of Astyanax (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rapids of the lower rio Xingu, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(3):117-122. (Ref. 55826)
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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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