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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus mariae (Fowler, 1919)|
|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.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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 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.|
|Reference||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)|