|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus pholeter Collette, 1962|
|Type Locality||Jumandi cave in Latas, 4 kilometers north of Archidona, Napo Province, eastern Ecuador, 0°40'S, 77°50'W.|
|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. The Greek name pholeter means "one who lurks in holes," in reference to the cavernicolous habits of this species.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Napo River basin.
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|Breeding||Unreported. 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.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 75, pp 311, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2015 Dec 06 00:47 (species record created: 2015 May 24 12:51)|