Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s): Salmo bimaculatus Linnaeus, Common Name(s): twospot astyanax. twospot astyanax. Media in category “Astyanax bimaculatus”. The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Annals of the Carnegie Museum – Astyanax. Twospot Astyanax learn more about names for this taxon Astyanax bimaculatus Trusted Image of Astyanax bimaculatus; Map of Astyanax bimaculatus.

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Native range All suitable habitat. Plants would most likely be eaten, although you might get away with some of the tougher-leaved genera such as Anubias or Microsorum. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Low vulnerability 10 of Although included in Astyanax by FishBasephylogenetic evidence supports moving A. Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. Astyanax is a genus of freshwater fish in the family Characidae of the order Characiformes.

EigenmannAstyanax goyacensis C. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. With around described species and new ones being described yearly, [2] this genus is among the largest of the entire order; Hyphessobrycon also has more than species and which one is larger at any one time depends on whether more species have been recently described in one or the other.


Habitat Found in a wide variety of biotopes, from swiftly-flowing rivers and streams to ponds, ditches and reservoirs. MyersAstyanax intermedius C. Brazilian Journal of Biology. Begin feeding with newly hatched Artemia from this point, introducing powdered dried foods later if you wish.

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Gill[1] Astyanax brevirhinus C. An air-driven sponge filter can also be installed. The generic name comes from Astyanaxa character in Greek mythologywho was the son of Hector of Troy ; in homage to this, several specific epithets also refer to the Iliad. JenynsAstyanax schubarti BritskiAstyanax scintillans G. Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: MyersAstyanax henseli F. Growth is fairly rapid provided regular water changes are carried out.

Astyanax (fish) – Wikipedia

Gametogenesis takes place during blmaculatus dry season in time for reproduction to begin during the rainy season Ref. EigenmannAstyanax guaporensis C. Eigenmann[18] Astyanax obscurus R. EigenmannAstyanax jenynsii C. Characidae in Central and North America”.

The most success is reported by using bikaculatus 2: Live and frozen foods should be offered regularly in captivity, but good quality dried products should suffice for much of the staple diet. Little or no lighting is required but add some bunches of fine-leaved plants such as Cabomba or Java moss to act as spawning medium.


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Uses authors parameter link. Eigenmann[16] Astyanax gymnodontus C.

Sampaio[11] Astyanax dnophos F. Many of these display significant seasonal differences in water volume and depth. Journal of Fish Biology. In larger aquaria it could make an interesting alternative to the more commonly seen disc characins of the genera Metynnis and Myleus. As suggested above, it needs plenty of swimming space, so this should be the main priority. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

MyersAstyanax symmetricus C. Type locality is unclear but this species is ubiquitous over a wide range with its distribution extending from Panama throughout the majority of the vast Amazon and Orinoco river basins. EigenmannAstyanax gisleni DahlAstyanax giton C.