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Scientific Name Astroblepus mariae  (Fowler, 1919)
Common Name
Type Locality Brook near small village of Choachi, 25 kilometers east of Bogota, Colombia, elevation 1800 meters.
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 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Meta River basin.
Orinoco, Middle Orinoco, Meta, Metica, Guayuriba, Negro (Colombia), Blanco (Colombia), La Caja (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.
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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 71, pp 125, Pl. 8.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 29 23:10 (species record created: 2015 Dec 16 15:51)