Astyanax minor Garavello & Sampaio, 2010
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Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis
Max. size:  10.82 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: known only from upper Iguaçu basin in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 16-23. This species is distinguished from all its congeners from Rio Iguaçu by the following set of characters: third infraorbital deep and not in contact with preopercle, leaving an narrow naked area between its border and preopercle; premaxillary external series with 4-6, usually 5 or 6 pentacuspid or heptacuspid teeth; first branchial arch 9-12, usually 10 rakers in upper branch and 13-16, usually 14 or 15 rakers in lower branch; a narrow and elongated vertical humeral bar (Ref. 85756).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.12.10
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.12.10

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