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Scientific Name Astroblepus eigenmanni  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Arges eigenmanni
Pronunciation ass tro bleh puss - EYE gn MAN eye.
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. Species named in honour of Dr. Carl H. Eigenmann, Professor of Ichthyology in Indiana (1863-1927).
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding .
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1)
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Last Update 2015 Apr 05 01:55 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 15:19)