Astroblepus riberae

Cardona and Guerao 1994

Astroblepus riberae
Redrawn by Rhian Kendall from Cardona and Guerao (1994)






Holotype: DBAMZB (no reference number) female 79mm SL. Paratypes DBAMZB (no reference numbers) 6 females 50.8m - 89.1mm SL, 4 males 56.3mm - 124.0mm SL.


Known only from the type locality: La Cueva de Ninabamba, Peru (6°19'48"S, 78°30'36"W).


Details of the type locality are provided by Martinez, Romero, Romero and Ribera (1983).


No published details.

Conservation Status

TLO [DD:3.1:2016]

(Velasquez Quispe, M., Hidalgo del Aguila, M. & Chocano, L. 2016. Astroblepus riberae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: Downloaded on 07 July 2017). This cavern species has only been recorded in the subterranean drainage of the Ninabamba cave and has an area of occupancy of less than 10 km2. However, it is not known whether it is exposed to any threat. Hence, it is categorized as Data Deficient.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Martinez, A., Romero, D., Romero, M. and Ribera, C. Journal Article 1983 El carst del nord del Peru Expedicions HIRCA-76 i MILLPU-77
Cardona, L. and Guerao, G. Journal Article 1994 Astroblepus riberae, una nueva especie de siluriforme cavernicola del Peru (Osteichthyes, Astroblepidae)
Ribera, C and Belles, X Book Section 1994 Perou
Schaefer, SA and Buitrago-Suarez, UA Journal Article 2002 Odontode morphology and skin surface features of Andean astroblepid catfishes (Siluriformes, Astroblepidae)
Spadella, Maria Angelica, Oliveira, Claudio, Ortega, Hernan, Quagio-Grassiotto, Irani and Burns, John R. Journal Article 2012 Male and female reproductive morphology in the inseminating genus Astroblepus (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Astroblepidae)