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Scientific Name Astroblepus simonsii  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Huaras, Peru, elevation 10700 feet.
Synonym(s) Arges simonsii
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: 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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.
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Reference Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 317, Pl. 21 (fig. 9).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 10:06 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 14:07)