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Scientific Name Astroblepus itae  Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Departamento de norte de Santander, Municipio de Cáchira, Quebrada La Amoladera -- Vereda Ramírez, affluenta de la parte alta del río Cáchira, elevation 2035 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. 
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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 Universidad Metropolitana de Barranquilla, pp 6, Figs. 2, 3a, 6a, 7a, 9a.
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Last Update 2021 Aug 30 12:13 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:11)