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Scientific Name Astroblepus whymperi  (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Name
Type Locality Milligalli, Andes of Ecuador, on Pacific Slope.
Synonym(s) Arges whymperi
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Esmeraldas River and Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Esmeraldas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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 Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1890 (pt 3), pp 451, Pl. 41 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2014 Jul 27 08:58 (species record created: 2011 Jan 31 14:40)