Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra : aquarium

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Astyanax mexicanus (De Filippi, 1853)

Mexican tetra
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Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Astyanax: The name of Astyanax, Hector´s son in the Greek mithology (Ref. 45335);  mexicanus: Astanax (Greek)=son of Hector; mexicanus (Latin)=from Mexico (Ref. 79012).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ökologie

; swasser benthopelagisch; potamodrom (Ref. 47195).   Subtropical; 36°N - 24°N

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North America: originally restricted to the Nueces, lower Rio Grande and the lower Pecos River drainages in Texas, USA; now established elsewhere in Texas (primarily streams on Edwards Plateau) and New Mexico, USA (throughout Pecos River system); also in eastern and central Mexico.

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 5723); common length : 7.5 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 12193)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky and sandy bottoms of pools and backwaters of creeks and small to large rivers, and springs. Feeds on insects, crustaceans and worms (Ref. 7020). Migrates during winter to warmer areas (Ref. 47195).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

Hides eggs in crevices.

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Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. …, 2003. Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 120744)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 September 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





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Fischereien: nicht kommerziell; Aquarium: Kommerziell
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00600 - 0.01591), b=3.00 (2.86 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 4.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  .
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .