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Blind Cave Tetras, (Astyanax mexicanus), Characin, Characiformes, Characidae, Mexico, Charican
Code Number:
AABV02P09_17
Title:
Blind Cave Tetras, (Astyanax mexicanus), Characin, Characiformes, Characidae, Mexico, Charican
These fish live in totally dark caves in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. They are closely related to a sighted species of Tetra fish. Babies of this species are born with eyes, but the eyes fall out as it grows.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Astyanax
Species: Astyanax mexicanus
(De Filippi, 1853)
Keywords:
Actinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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