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Scientific Name Astroblepus cacharas  Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Municipio de Cáchira, Quebrada La Escolta, Sector La Escolta, afluente de la parte alta del Río Cáchira, 7°44'47"N, 73°03'04"W, Departamento de Norte de Santander, 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. 
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Distribution
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena, Lower Magdalena, Lebrija, Cáchira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, 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 Dahlia (Revista de la Asociación Colombiana de Ictiólogos, ACICTIOS). v. 11, pp 25, Figs. 2-8.
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Last Update 2021 Jan 25 02:18 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:04)