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Scientific Name Astroblepus fissidens  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Andes of Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Arges fissidens
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Ecuador.
Pacific, South Pacific, South East Pacific, Ecuador Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Metica, Guayuriba, Negro (Colombia), Blanco (Colombia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 316.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 20 09:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 15:48)