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Scientific Name Astroblepus mendezi  Ardila Rodríguez, 2014
Common Name
Type Locality Provincia de Panamá, río Piedras, arriba del río Chagres, Panamá.
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 Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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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 5, Figs. 1-3, 5.
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Last Update 2021 Aug 30 12:14 (species record created: 2017 Sep 08 15:15)