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Scientific Name Astroblepus vaillanti  (Regan, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Huamani Peak, Ecuador, elevation 10700 feet.
Synonym(s) Arges vaillanti
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 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers (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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References Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 3, no. 1), pp 312.
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Last Update 2014 Jul 27 08:58 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 14:21)