Family Astroblepidae - Naked sucker-mouth catfishes
  Order
:
Astroblepidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 67 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
:
Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
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
:
Greek, astron = star, with the meaning of something that is notable + Greek, blepo, to watch, look at ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | Siluriformes | Loricarioidei | | Astroblepidae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Astroblepus grixalvii Humboldt, 1805
acceptedseniororiginal
! Astroblepus grixalvae Humboldt, 1805
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus cyclopus (Humboldt, 1805)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus cyclopum Humboldt, 1805
synonymseniororiginal
Arges cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Stygogenes cyclopum (Humboldt, 1805)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium humboldtii Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Astroblepus humboldti (Swainson, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Stygogenes humboldtii Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
! Stygogenes humboldti Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Astroblepus prenadillus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Brontes prenadilla Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus prenadilla (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus sabalo (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Arges sabalo Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Arges brachycephalus Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus peruanus (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Arges peruanus Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus longifilis (Steindachner, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Arges longifilis Steindachner, 1882
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
acceptedseniornew
Stygogenes guentheri Boulenger, 1887
synonymseniororiginal
Arges guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Cyclopium guentheri (Boulenger, 1887)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus taczanowskii (Boulenger, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Arges taczanowskii Boulenger, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus whymperi (Boulenger, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Arges whymperi Boulenger, 1890
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus festae (Boulenger, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Arges festae Boulenger, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus orientalis (Boulenger, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
Arges orientalis Boulenger, 1903
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Arges boulengeri Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus chotae (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges chotae Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
! Astroblepus chatae (Regan, 1904)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
Arges eigenmanni Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus fissidens (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges fissidens Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus homodon (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges homodon Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Arges marmoratus Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus simonsii (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges simonsii Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus vaillanti (Regan, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Arges vaillanti Regan, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus theresiae (Steindachner, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Arges theresiae Steindachner, 1907
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus heterodon (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Arges heterodon Regan, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Arges retropinna Regan, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
! Astroblepus retropinnis (Regan, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus regani (Pellegrin, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Arges regani Pellegrin, 1909
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus chapmani (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium chapmani Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus cirratus (Regan, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Arges cirratus Regan, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus trifasciatus (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium trifasciatum Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
! Astroblepus trifasciatum (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus unifasciatus (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium unifasciatum Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus ventralis (Eigenmann, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium ventrale Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus pirrensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium pirrense Meek & Hildebrand, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus pirrense (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus vanceae (Eigenmann, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium vanceae Eigenmann, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Astroblepus mindoense (Regan, 1916)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus stuebeli (Wandolleck, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Arges stuebeli Wandolleck, 1916
synonymseniororiginal
! Astroblepus stubeli (Wandolleck, 1916)
synonymseniornew
Astroblepus frenatus Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus latidens Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniororiginal
! Astroblepus latindens Eigenmann, 1918
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus micrescens Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus mariae (Fowler, 1919)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium mariae Fowler, 1919
synonymseniororiginal
Astroblepus rosei Eigenmann, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus longiceps Pearson, 1924
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus mancoi Eigenmann, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus ubidiai (Pellegrin, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Cyclopium ubidiai Pellegrin, 1931
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus labialis Pearson, 1937
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus phelpsi Schultz, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus pholeter Collette, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus riberae Cardona & Guerao, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus acostai Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus cacharas Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus itae Ardila Rodríguez, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus ardilai Ardila Rodríguez, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus ortegai Ardila Rodríguez, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus quispei Ardila Rodríguez, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus jimenezae Ardila Rodríguez, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus martinezi Ardila Rodríguez, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus ardiladuartei Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus bellezaensis Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus mojicai Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus nettoferreirai Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Astroblepus putumayoensis Ardila Rodríguez, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
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