Family Astroblepidae - Naked sucker-mouth catfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 55 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Naked sucker-mouth catfishes are distributed in South America (Andean region) and Panama. Naked body. Mouth disc present; maxillary and nasal barbals present. With or without adipose fin. Dorsal spine without a locking mechanism; 6-7 dorsal soft rays. Intestine relatively short. Total vertebrae 34 (17 + 17). Some species live in torrental mountain streams and climb the faces of waterfalls. Maximum length about 30 cm.
  Etymology
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Greek, astron = star, with the meaning of something that is notable + Greek, blepo, to watch, look at ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Otophysa | Characiphysae | Siluriformes | Loricaroidei | Astroblepidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Astroblepidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Astroblepus grixalvii Humboldt, 1805
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus grixalvae Humboldt, 1805
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus cyclopus (Humboldt, 1805)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus cyclopum Humboldt, 1805
synonymseniororiginal1
Arges cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Stygogenes cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium humboldtii Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
Astroblepus humboldti (Swainson, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Stygogenes humboldtii Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Stygogenes humboldti Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Astroblepus prenadillus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Brontes prenadilla Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus prenadilla (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus sabalo (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Arges sabalo Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Arges brachycephalus Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus peruanus (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Arges peruanus Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus longifilis (Steindachner, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Arges longifilis Steindachner, 1882
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Stygogenes guentheri Boulenger, 1887
synonymseniororiginal1
Arges guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus taczanowskii (Boulenger, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Arges taczanowskii Boulenger, 1890
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus whymperi (Boulenger, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Arges whymperi Boulenger, 1890
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus festae (Boulenger, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Arges festae Boulenger, 1898
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus orientalis (Boulenger, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
Arges orientalis Boulenger, 1903
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Arges boulengeri Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus chotae (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges chotae Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus chatae (Regan, 1904)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
Arges eigenmanni Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus fissidens (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges fissidens Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus homodon (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges homodon Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Arges marmoratus Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus simonsii (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges simonsii Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus vaillanti (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges vaillanti Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus theresiae (Steindachner, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Arges theresiae Steindachner, 1907
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus heterodon (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Arges heterodon Regan, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Arges retropinna Regan, 1908
synonymseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus retropinnis (Regan, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus regani (Pellegrin, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Arges regani Pellegrin, 1909
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus chapmani (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium chapmani Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus cirratus (Regan, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Arges cirratus Regan, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus trifasciatus (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium trifasciatum Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus trifasciatum (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus unifasciatus (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium unifasciatum Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus ventralis (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium ventrale Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus pirrensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium pirrense Meek & Hildebrand, 1913
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus pirrense (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus vanceae (Eigenmann, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium vanceae Eigenmann, 1913
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus mindoense (Regan, 1916)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus stuebeli (Wandolleck, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Arges stuebeli Wandolleck, 1916
synonymseniororiginal1
! Astroblepus stubeli (Wandolleck, 1916)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus frenatus Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus latidens Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus micrescens Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus mariae (Fowler, 1919)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium mariae Fowler, 1919
synonymseniororiginal1
Astroblepus rosei Eigenmann, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus longiceps Pearson, 1924
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus mancoi Eigenmann, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus ubidiai (Pellegrin, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium ubidiai Pellegrin, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus labialis Pearson, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus phelpsi Schultz, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus pholeter Collette, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus riberae Cardona & Guerao, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Astroblepus cacharas Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
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