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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus formosus Fowler, 1945|
|Type Locality||Río Ucayali basin, near Tarma, Acobamba, Peru, elevation 2900 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||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: upper Ucayali River basin.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.|
|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||Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 159, pp 10, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 10:59 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:08)|