Astyanax

J. M. Mirande, G. Aguilera & M. D. L. M. Azpelicueta, 2006, Astyanax endy (Characiformes: Characidae), a new fish species from the upper Río Bermejo basin, northwestern Argentina., Zootaxa 1286, pp. 57-68: 66

publication ID

z01286p057

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/920F3067-FDE5-CB6B-6A7D-B8A123DDDFD0

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Thomas

scientific name

Astyanax
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[[ Astyanax  ZBK  ]]

Artificial key for identification of Astyanax  ZBK  species from the Río Bermejo Basin

1a. A well defined humeral spot, rounded or horizontally oval; without maxillary teeth ...... 2

1b. A vertically elongated or diffuse humeral spot; with 1-4 maxillary teeth.. ................. 3

2a. Scales in lateral line 38 to 49 (usually 44-47); usually 28-30 branched anal-fin rays... ........................................................................................................................ A. abramis 

2b. Scales in lateral line 33 to 40 (usually 34-36); usually 23-27 branched anal-fin rays... .............................................................................................................. A. asuncionensis  ZBK 

3a. Pigmentation pattern with longitudinal stripes in zigzag between rows of scales; scales with circuli on posterior field ........................................................................ A. lineatus 

3b. Pigmentation pattern not as above; scales without circuli on posterior field.. ............. 4

4a. Branched anal-fin rays 25 to 30 (usually 28-29); pectoral fins reaching pelvic fins, and pelvic fins reaching anal fin in mature males and females; 26-27 gill rakers on first branchial arch, outer premaxillary teeth tricuspidate ........................................ A. latens  ZBK 

4b. Branched anal-fin rays 17 to 24; pelvic fins usually not reaching anal fin in mature females; 19-21 gill rakers on first branchial arch; usually with pentacuspidate teeth on outer premaxillary row .................................................................................................. 5

5a. Maxilla meeting mouth commissure at a straight angle, reaching a vertical through anterior border of eye; snout nearly straight; premaxillary and dentary teeth conspicuously expanded; 35-39 scales in lateral line ..................................................... A. chico  ZBK 

5b. Maxilla meeting mouth commissure at an oblique angle, reaching the vertical through anterior border of pupil; snout markedly convex; premaxillary and dentary teeth not conspicuously expanded; 33-36 scales in lateral line .................................................. 6

6a. Pigmentation pattern reticulated, formed by finely dotted scales, especially in its posterior border; densely concentrated dark superficial chromatophores on third infraorbital, opercle, premaxilla, maxilla and dentary; hooks on all fins excepting pectorals in mature males, including 16-19 anterior anal-fin rays ........................... A. tumbayaensis  ZBK 

6b. Without reticulated pigmentation pattern; superficial chromatophores scattered only on tip of dentary, and practically absent on third infraorbital, opercle, premaxilla, and maxilla; hooks only on pelvic fins and first 12 anal-fin rays of mature males ......... A. endy