|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus retropinnus (Regan, 1908)|
|Type Locality||Jimenez, western Colombia|
|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.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Dagua River and Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Dagua (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium. Males possess an elongate urogenital papilla which functions as an intermittent organ for insemination (separate from the anal fin). Females have been found with sperm cells in their ovaries, but internal fertilisation has not been documented. The timing and mechanism of fertilisation is unknown.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907 (pt 4), pp 800, Pl. 48 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 21 10:05 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 13:24)|