Astyanax Baird & Girard

Lucila C. Protogino, Amalia M. Miquelarena & Hugo L. López, 2006, A new species of Astyanax (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae), with breeding tubercles, from the Paraná and Uruguay river basins., Zootaxa 1297, pp. 1-16: 2

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Astyanax Baird & Girard


[[ Astyanax Baird & Girard  ZBK  ]]

The genus Astyanax Baird & Girard  ZBK  comprises approximately one-hundred valid species, occurring from southern United States of America to northern Patagonia in Argentina (Miquelarena & Menni, 2005). It is probable, however, that this genus, like several other genera included within the Characidae (e.g. Hyphessobrycon  , Moenkhausia  ZBK  , Bryconamericus  ZBK  , Hemigrammus  ), is not monophyletic (Weitzman & Fink, 1983; Zanata, 1997; Weitzman & Malabarba, 1998; Lima et al., 2003; Castro & Vari, 2004).