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  • Astroblepus cyclopus
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Scientific Name Astroblepus cyclopus  (Humboldt, 1805)
Common Name Vulkanmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Subterranian waters in Andes of Quito (basin of Río Esmeraldas), Ecuador.
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 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Esmeraldas River and Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador.
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 v. 1 (Title page 1811), pp 24, Pl. 6.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 04:27 (species record created: 2015 Jul 29 21:14)