Astyanax nicaraguensis Eigenmann and Ogle 1907: 23, Eigenmann and Ogle, 1907

Angulo, Arturo, Naranjo-Elizondo, Beatriz, Rojas, Emmanuel & Ley-López, Juan Manuel, 2017, Fishes from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica, Check List 13 (5), pp. 683-702: 687

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Astyanax nicaraguensis Eigenmann and Ogle 1907: 23


(2) Astyanax nicaraguensis Eigenmann and Ogle 1907: 23   ; Nicaraguan tetra (En), Sardina (Sp)

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Astyanax aeneus ( Günther 1860)   : 319—Angulo et al. (2013):991, in part.

Body elongate and moderately deep; snout length usually shorter than the eye diameter; both jaws of equal length, not enlarged; premaxillary teeth multicuspid, usually not enlarged; nape usually convex or straight; fins without strong spines; a single dorsal fin; adipose fin present, its base shorter than the base of the dorsal fin; caudal fin forked; general coloration white silvery, darker dorsally, usually greenish brown, and paler, usually pearl white, ventrally, with a gray lateral band; humeral blotch dark and vertically elongate; caudal blotch black and rhomboid, mainly on peduncle and caudal fin base; fins usually transparent with little dark pigment, in some specimens, the anal fin can be (partially) red, orange and/ or yellow; maximum body length ca 140 mm SL.