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Species: Ogilbia species B, Species B Brotula

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D 81-83
A 70
cheek scales: narrow, triangular patch
opercle spine: 2 points
pelvic short
male pseudoclaspers: same size, inner triangular, outer rounded tip

Ogilbia species B

Species B Brotula

Head large, deep; narrow (<7% of SL) between small eyes; front nostril is immediately above the top lip; body elongate, compressed, decreasing to slender tail base; preopercle with 3 pores at lower rear corner; opercle with 1 flat spine with 2 points 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 81-83; anal fin 70; each pelvic fin consists of 1 short filament, inserted under edge of gill cover; dorsal and anal fins separate from tail; lateral line indistinct, continuous, complete; scales small, imbedded, covering body, none on operculum, a narrow triangular patch of scales on cheek; male sex organ with 2 pairs of pseudoclaspers, outer pair a small triangular flap, inner pair about as long or slightly longer than outer pair, with a rounded tip.

Uniform brown.

Reaches 6.4 cm.

Coral reefs.

Depth range: 15 m.

Known from 2 specimens collected at Tobago (similar to O. suarezae - see Moller et al, 2005).

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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
  • Caribbean endemic
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • Island (s) only
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 6.4
Depth Range Min
  • 15
Depth Range Max
  • 15