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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus ventralis (Eigenmann, 1912)|
|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.|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Dagua River and Pacific coastal drainage 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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|IUCN Red List Category||Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium. Males possess an elongate urogenital papilla which functions as an intermittent organ for insemination (separate from the anal fin). Females have been found with sperm cells in their ovaries, but internal fertilisation has not been documented. The timing and mechanism of fertilisation is unknown.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Indiana University Studies No. 16. [sic No. 8], pp 15.|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 23 12:22 (species record created: 2005 Jun 04 00:00)|