Astroblepus itae Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
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Family:  Astroblepidae (Naked sucker-mouth catfishes)
Max. size:  6.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Astroblepus itae is distinguished from other congeners by the following characters: maxillary wattle reaching close to the brachial opening; pelvic fin goes beyond the anus; pre-dorsal distance does not reach the adipose spine; pectoral fin with a single radius and 10 branching radius; pre-maxillary with three and a half rows of teeth, the outermost having 7-9 conic semi-curved teeth and a bicuspid tooth in the center of the row; inferior and superior lobules of caudal fin are equal; 25 free vertebrae, the fifth cerato-brachial bone with 6 teeth in the anterior region (Ref. 93750).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.11.17

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