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|Scientific Name||Astroblepus phelpsi Schultz, 1944|
|Type Locality||Río Cobre above its mouth near La Grita, tributary of Río Quinta, Catatumbo system, Venezuela.|
|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||70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Lake Maracaibo drainage.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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||Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 283, Pl. 7 (fig. D).|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 11:08 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:18)|