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Scientific Name Astroblepus grixalvii  Humboldt, 1805
Common Name South American Hillstream Catfish
Type Locality Río Palacé, near Popayan, Magdalena River drainage, southwestern Colombia.
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. Grixalvii: Named in memory of a Don Mariano Grixalva, a "respectable scholar" who cultivated an interest in the physical sciences in Popayan, Colombia.
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Magdalena River Basin.
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Metica, Guayuriba, Negro (Colombia), Blanco (Colombia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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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 Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland, Deuxième partie v. 1, pp 19, Pl. 7.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 22 06:13 (species record created: 2007 Jan 30 08:31)