|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus brachycephalus (Günther, 1859)|
|Type Locality||Andes of western Ecuador.|
|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||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1859 (pt 1), pp 92.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 21 09:30 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 14:23)|