Astyanax orbignyanus

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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: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Genus: Astyanax
Species: Astyanax orbignyanus


Astyanax orbignyanus (Valenciennes, 1850) in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1850

  • Syntypes: MNHN 0000-4530 (1, poor condition), A-9816 to 9818 (2, 1, 1).

Type locality: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Status: species inquirendae (see: Lucena et al., 2016)

Etymology: –anua (= belonging to): Alcide d’Orbigny (1802-1857), explorer and naturalist, who provided type and information about its habitat and behavior. (From: The ETYFish project)



  • Cuvier, G. & Valenciennes, A.; 1850: Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome vingt-deuxième. Suite du livre vingt-deuxième. Suite de la famille des Salmonoïdes. Table générale de l'Histoire Naturelle des Poissons (pp. 1-91). 22: i-xx + 1 p. + 1-532 + 1-91, Pls. 634-650. BHL
  • Lucena, C.A.S.d. & Soares, H.G. 2016. Review of species of the Astyanax bimaculatus “caudal peduncle spot” subgroup sensu Garutti & Langeani (Characiformes, Characidae) from the rio La Plata and rio São Francisco drainages and coastal systems of southern Brazil and Uruguay. Zootaxa 4072(1): 101–125.DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4072.1.5 Reference page


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