Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Astroblepidae
(Naked sucker-mouth catfishes)
Etymology: Astroblepus: Greek, astra = ray + Greek, blepo = to look (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. High altitude
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Andes, Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93748)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Astroblepus ortegai can be diagnosed from all congeners by its adipose fin which is a membrane without spine and by having the following characters: maxillary wattle doesn't reach beyond the oral disk; first pectoral radius is shorter than head longitude and has 9 soft branching radii, 6 of them associated to the third radial; first radius of pelvic fin doesn't go beyond the anus; pre-maxillary with two internal rows of bicuspid teeth, the outermost row has 13 tricuspid teeth; first simple radii of caudal fin without extension; 24 free vertebrae, and fifth cerato-branchial bone having 17 teeth in the anterior region (Ref. 93748).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ardila Rodriguez, C.A., 2012. Astroblepus ortegai y Astroblepus quispei. Dos nuevas especies des los Andes del Perú. Universidad Metropolitana, Departmento del Atlántico. Barranquilla. 16 pp. (Ref. 93748)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00201 - 0.01247), b=3.12 (2.90 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .