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Scientific Name Astroblepus prenadillus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Rivulets descending from Cotopaxi, Ecuador, elevation 5000 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. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Ecuadorian Andes.
IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, 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 Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 343, Pl. 444-445.
Registered Keepers There is no registered keeper.
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Last Update 2017 Sep 13 11:09 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:20)