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|Scientific Name||Astroblepus ubidiai (Pellegrin, 1931)|
|Type Locality||Lake St. Paul, near Otavalo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador, elevation 2600 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||110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Mira River basin and Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador.
Ecuador Pacific Coast Rivers, Mira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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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.|
|Reference||Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 38 (no. 8), pp 114, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2017 Sep 13 10:49 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 14:13)|