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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus prenadillus (Valenciennes, 1840)|
|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.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Ecuadorian Andes.|
|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||Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 343, Pl. 444-445.|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 11:09 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:20)|