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Scientific Name Astroblepus orientalis  (Boulenger, 1903)
Common Name
Type Locality Albirregas and Milla rivers above Merida, Venezuela, elevation 3500 meters.
Synonym(s) Arges orientalis
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 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo drainage.
Lake Maracaibo (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 Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 11 (no. 66) (art. 81), pp 601.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 27 08:57 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 13:14)