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Scientific Name Astroblepus festae  (Boulenger, 1898)
Common Name
Type Locality Gualaquiza Valley, eastern Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Arges festae
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 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South 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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino v. 13 (no. 329), pp 9.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 20 09:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 15:44)