Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Cichlidae
(Cichlids) > Cichlasomatinae
Etymology: Australoheros: From the Latin word 'australis' meaning southern, and the name Heros, after the nominotypic genus of the heroini tribe.
tribe; guarani: Named for the indigenous Guaraní people.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Paraná tributaries, Paraguay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74689)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15 - 17;
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by having the largest scales between the dorsal fin and upper lateral line, only 2 ½ scales (vs. 3 ½); similar to A. facetus, cf. facetus, and minuano in coloration patterns. It is the same with forquilha and tembe, in having a small and inconspicuous midlateral blotch and a straight midlateral stripe (if present), running along the flank in the limits of E0 and E1 scale rows; differs with both in having lower meristics, such as 13 caudal vertebrae (vs. 14 or more), a shorter caudal peduncle, shorter scale cover of the dorsal fin, larger (and fewer) scales and a narrower interorbital space (Ref. 74689).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
?í?an, O. and S.O. Kullander, 2008. The Australoheros (Teleostei: Cichlidae) species of Uruguay and Paraná River drainages. Zootaxa 1724:1-51. (Ref. 74689)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.01380 (0.00533 - 0.03577), b=3.00 (2.77 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec<1000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .