Astyanax


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Astyanax

(əstī`ənăks), in Greek mythology, son of Hector and Andromache. When the Greeks captured Troy, they killed him out of fear that he would avenge his father and his city. He was also known as Scamandrius.

Astyanax

Hector’s infant son, thrown from the walls of Troy by the Greeks. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 289]
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Triploid induction in the yellowtail tetra, Astyanax altiparanae, using temperature shock: tools for conservation and aquaculture.
-- -- -- Schizodon nasatas -- -- -- Schizodon spp, -- -- -- Characidae ** 6 0.96 2.97 (0.94) Aphyocharax dentatus ([dagger]) -- -- -- Astyanax lacustris -- -- -- Astyanax bockmanni -- -- -- Astyanax spp.
(2009), on species of the genus Bryconamericus, observed an increase in the frequency of occurrence of larger items (copepods, ostracods and insect larvae) and reduction in the occurrence of smaller items (rotifers), according to increasing age of the post-larvae, which was also observed by Galdioli, Hayashi, Soares, and Marques (2017) for Astyanax lacustris at early developmental stages.
Andromache dropped the infant Astyanax from the tower of Troy in an act of mercy, to spare her and Hector's newborn from the brutalities and horrors of war.
Likewise, the lambari Astyanax altiparanae (Garutti & Bristski, 2000) is also able to convert LNA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and DHA, and LA into arachidonic acid (AA) (GONCALVES et al., 2012; CAMPELO et al., 2014).
That 15 percent represents a notable energy demand for a 1-gram juvenile Mexican tetra fish (Astyanax mexicanus) at rest, says Damian Moran of Plant and Food Research in Nelson, New Zealand.
zebrinus (8.2%), Gambusia affinis (6.7%), and Astyanax mexicanus (6.0%).
Astyanax altiparanae (lambari-do-rabo-amarelo) is native to Brazil and has attracted interest as a suitable species for aquaculture; however, only a small number of studies have been conducted on its nutrition (ABIMORAD; CASTELLANI, 2011).