Cat-eLog Right Arrow Astroblepidae Right Arrow Astroblepus

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Scientific Name Astroblepus ventralis  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Name
Type Locality Caldas, Colombia.
Pronunciation ass tro bleh puss
Etymology Astroblepus: From the Greek aster, meaning star and and blepos, meaning to look (literally, a star gazer); in reference to the dorsally placed eyes of the fish. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Dagua River basin and Pacific coastal drainages of Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Dagua (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Indiana University Studies No. 16 [sic No. 8]
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Last Update 2012 Feb 13 02:11 (species record created: 2005 Jun 04 00:00)