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Scientific Name Astroblepus trifasciatus  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Name
Type Locality Caldas, Colombia.
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 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Dagua River and Pacific coastal drainages of Colombia.
Colombia Pacific Rivers, Dagua (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Pacific Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón, Paltic (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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.
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References sic No. 8], pp 14 [Indiana University Studies No. 16.
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Last Update 2017 Sep 13 11:11 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:24)