Cat-eLog Right Astroblepidae Right Astroblepus

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Scientific Name Astroblepus longifilis  (Steindachner, 1882)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Huambo and River de Totora at Chirimoto, 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: upper Huallaga River basin.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, 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 Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 177.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 08:33 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:13)