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Scientific Name Astroblepus putumayoensis  Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
Common Name
Type Locality Río Rumiyaco, afluente del río Mocoa, Municipio de Mocoa, Departamento del Putumayo, 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Revista de la Asociación Colombiana de Ciencias Biológicas v. 27 (no. 1), pp 131, Figs. 2E, 4B.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 13 01:29 (species record created: 2016 Feb 14 04:04)