|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus simonsii (Regan, 1904)|
|Type Locality||Huaras, Peru, elevation 10700 feet.|
|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||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Santa River basin and Pacific coastal drainages of Peru.
Peru Pacific Rivers, Santa (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Peru Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding||Unreported. Males possess an elongate urogenital papilla which functions as an intromittent organ for insemination (separate from the anal fin). Females have been found with sperm cells in their ovaries, but internal fertilization has not been documented. The timing and mechanism of fertilization is unknown.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 04 12:23 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 14:07)|