|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus caquetae Fowler, 1943|
|Type Locality||Río Orteguasa, Florencia, Caquetá, 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.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: upper Amazon River drainage.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Japurá, Caquetá, Upper Caquetá, Orteguaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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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.|
|References||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 95, pp 246, Figs. 23-25.|
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|Last Update||2015 Dec 10 12:45 (species record created: 2015 Dec 09 15:22)|