Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra : aquarium

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Astyanax mexicanus (De Filippi, 1853)

Mexican tetra
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > 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 Écologie

; eau douce benthoplagique; potamodrome (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.

Taille / Poids / Âge

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

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. 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 Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Hides eggs in crevices.

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

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)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 September 2018

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: sans intrt; Aquarium: Commercial
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Reproduction
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Rassemblement de ponte
Fécondité
Œufs
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Longueur-longueur
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Sources Internet

Alien/Invasive Species database | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(génôme, nucléotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | Aquariums publics | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Arbre de Vie | Wikipedia(aller à, chercher) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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).
Niveau trophique (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.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .