Astroblepus acostai Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
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Family:  Astroblepidae (Naked sucker-mouth catfishes)
Max. size:  3.04 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 22-22. Astroblepus acostai is distinguished by the following characters: maxillary wattle goes beyond buccal disk; pelvic fin does reach beyond the anus; pre-dorsal distance goes beyond the origin of the adipose spine; pectoral fin with a single radius and 11 more of them branched; pre-maxillary with two and a half rows of teeth, the outermost having 7-8 conic curved teeth; inferior lobule of the caudal fin is bigger that the superior lobule; 22 free vertebrae, the fifth ceratobrachial bone with 8 teeth in the anterior region (Ref. 93750).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.11.17

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