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Scientific Name Astroblepus brachycephalus  (Günther, 1859)
Common Name
Type Locality Andes of western Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Arges brachycephalus
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 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: coastal Pacific drainages of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast 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 Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1859 (pt 1)
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Last Update 2011 Jul 06 13:20 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 14:23)