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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Astroblepus riberae Cardona & Guerao, 1994|
|Type Locality||Ninabamba caves, 6°19'48"S, 78°30'36"W, Río Reque basin, Cajamarca region, Peru.|
|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||90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Reque River basin and Pacific coastal drainage.
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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.|
|References||Mémoires de Biospéologie No. 21, pp 21, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 11:10 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:21)|