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Scientific NameAstroblepus festae  (Boulenger, 1898)
Common Name
Type LocalityGualaquiza Valley, eastern Ecuador.
Synonym(s)Arges festae
Pronunciationass tro bleh puss
EtymologyAstroblepus: 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 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: upper Marañon River in southern Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesBollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino v. 13 (no. 329), pp 9.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2014 Jul 20 09:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 15:44)