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Scientific Name Astroblepus guentheri  (Boulenger , 1887)
Common Name
Type Locality Colombia
Synonym(s) Arges guentheri, Cyclopium guentheri, Stygogenes guentheri
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Cauca and Magdalena River basins, Colombia.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Cauca (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported. Males possess an elongate urogenital papilla which functions as an intromittent organ for insemination (separate from the anal fin). Females have been found with sperm cells in their ovaries, but internal fertilization has not been documented. The timing and mechanism of fertilization is unknown.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 19 (no. 113)p.348.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 20 09:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 09:09)