Astroblepus quispei Ardila Rodríguez, 2012
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Family:  Astroblepidae (Naked sucker-mouth catfishes)
Max. size:  4.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Andes, Peru.
Diagnosis:  Astroblepus quispei is distinguished from other congeners by the following characters: maxillary wattle doesn't reach beyond the oral disk; first pectoral radius is shorter than head longitude and has 10 - 11 soft branching radii, 7 of them associated to the third radial; first radius of the pelvic doesn't go beyond the anus; pre-maxillary with two and a half internal rows of bicuspid teeth; the outermost row with 10 conic teeth; first simple radii of caudal fin with extensions; 23 free vertebrae, the fifth cerato-branchial bone with 5 teeth in the anterior region (ref. 93748).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.11.17

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