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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus regani (Pellegrin, 1909)|
|Type Locality||Río Cariyacu, tributary of Río del Angel, Río Mira basin of Pacific slope, Ecuador, elevation 3100 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||160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Mira River and Pacific coastal drainage of Ecuador.|
|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||Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 15 (no. 8), pp 518.|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 11:09 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:20)|