Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra : aquarium

Astyanax mexicanus (De Filippi 1853)

Mexican tetra
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> Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Stethaprioninae
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 Ekologi

; sötvatten bentopelagisk; flodvandrande (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 / Vikt / Age

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

Biologi     Ordlista (t.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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Hides eggs in crevices.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

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 Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 September 2018

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: saknar intresse; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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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=0.00955 (0.00589 - 0.01548), b=3.00 (2.86 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (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.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .