Astyanax saguazu Casciotta, Almirón & Azpelicueta, 2003
Argentina, Province of Misiones, Río Uruguay basin, headwaters of Arroyo Once Vueltas (27°38’S 55°12’W); Holotype MLP 9603 (63 mm SL)
Casciotta, J.R., A.E. Almirón & M. Azpelicueta (2003):
A new species of Astyanax from río Uruguay basin, Argentina (Characiformes: Characidae).
abstract (from publication):
Astyanax saguazu, new species, is distinguished by the following combination of characters: two or threemaxillary teeth, third or fourth tooth of outer premaxillary series inserted posteriorly to the rest, large eye (41-45 % HL), first anal-fin ray inserted anterior to last dorsal-fin ray, high number of anal-fin rays (iv-vi, 25-29), and 37-39 perforated scales in lateral series. The large eye and the presence of 25-29 branched anal-fin rays differentiate the species from other Astyanax living in southern South America.