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Scientific NameAstroblepus simonsii  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type LocalityHuaras, Peru, elevation 10700 feet.
Synonym(s)Arges simonsii
Pronunciationass tro bleh puss
EtymologyAstroblepus: 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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DistributionSouth 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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BreedingUnreported. 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.
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ReferencesTransactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1)
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Jan 04 12:23 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 14:07)