Astyanax bagual

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Taxonavigation: Characiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Genus: Astyanax
Species: Astyanax bagual


Astyanax bagual Bertaco & Vigo, 2015

Holotype: UFRGS 19525. Paratypes: numerous.

Type locality: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul State, Dois Lageados, rio Carreiro downstream to hydroeletric plant PCH Linha Emília, rio Taquari-Antas basin, rio Jacuí drainage, laguna dos Patos system, 28°56’30”S 51°46’30”W.

Etymology: The specific epithet bagual, from Tupi-Guarani, means wild horse, or what is mortal, or dangerous to mount. This expression is used mainly to convey the information that a given horse is a male reproductive in the countryside of Rio Grande do Sul State. The species is named in allusion to the presence in mature males of bony hooks on all fins.