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Scientific Name Astroblepus micrescens  Eigenmann, 1918
Common Name
Type Locality Quebrada de Agua Larga, western slope of the eastern Andes, north of Bogotá, 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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Size 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: upper Orinoco River basin.
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Breeding Unreported. Males possess an elongate urogenital papilla which functions as an intromittent organ for insemination (separate from the anal fin). Females have been found with sperm cells in their ovaries, but internal fertilization has not been documented. The timing and mechanism of fertilization is unknown.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 56 (no. 7), pp 677.
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Last Update 2017 Sep 13 11:04 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:15)