Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Astyanax: The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335); longirhinus: Name from Latin ‘longi’ for elongated and Greek ‘rhinos’ meaningnose; referring to the elongated snout of this species, distinctive in Astyanax.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Middle and lower Iguaçu Basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85756)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 20. This species is distinguished from all its congeners from Rio Iguaçu by the following set of characters: third infraorbital narrow and deep, not in contact with preopercle, leaving an ample naked area between these bones; teeth of premaxillary series straight; symphysal teeth of premaxillary internal series and dentary teeth tricuspid; teeth on premaxillary external series often tricuspid, with lateral cusps minute when pentacuspid; rest of teeth in premaxillary internal series pentacuspid; maxillary bone long, forming an obtuse angle with premaxillary bone when mouth is closed; dentary large and provided with 4 large tricuspidate, followed by 3-5 tricuspid or pentacuspid teeth (Ref. 85756).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Garavello, J.C.I. and F.A.A. Sampaio, 2010. Five new species of genus Astyanax Baird & Girard, 1854 from Rio Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Characidae). Brazilian Journal of Biology 70(3):847-865. (Ref. 85756)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00772 - 0.04098), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .