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Species: Ogilbia tyleri, Tyler's Brotula

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mucous with green pigment globules
D 73-81
A 52-59
cheek scales: 7-8 rows
opercle spine: 1 point
pelvic short
male pseudoclaspers: inner club+appendix, outer large wing

Ogilbia tyleri Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Tyler's Brotula

Head large, deep; narrow (<7% of SL) between small eyes; front nostril is immediately above the top lip; body elongate, compressed, slender, decreasing to slender tail base; preopercle with 3 pores at lower rear corner; opercle with 1 flat spine with 1 sharp point at upper angle; 2-4 long gill rakers; top jaw bone expanded vertically at rear, with a knob at lower rear corner; jaw teeth pointed, in bands; no central tooth patch at bottom of gill arches; dorsal fin 73-81; anal fin 52-59; each pelvic fin consists of 1 short filament, inserted under edge of gill cover; pectoral fin <16% of SL; dorsal and anal fins separate from tail; lateral line indistinct, continuous, complete; scales small, imbedded, covering body, none on operculum, a broad triangular patch of scales, 7-8 vertical rows on upper cheek; male sex organ with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, outer pair wing shaped, inner pair smaller, club shaped, with an appendix at rear.

Preserved fish light brown, green pigment globules in mucous layer.

Reaches 5.7 cm.

Coral reefs.

Depth range: 0-5 m.

The SE Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Live birth
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 5.7
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 5