Cat-eLog Right Arrow Astroblepidae Right Arrow Astroblepus

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Scientific Name Astroblepus heterodon  (Regan, 1908)
Common Name
Type Locality Jimenez, western Colombia.
Synonym(s) Arges heterodon
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 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers (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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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907 (pt 4), pp 799, Pl. 49 (fig. 2, 2a&b).
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Last Update 2014 Jul 20 09:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 15:58)