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  • Astroblepus labialis
  • Astroblepus labialis
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Scientific Name Astroblepus labialis  Pearson, 1937
Common Name
Type Locality Balsas, Upper Amazon, Peru.
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 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Marañon River basin.
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 Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 23 (no. 7), pp 95, Pl. 13 (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2017 Sep 13 11:01 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:12)