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Genus: Ogilbichthys, Brotula, Brotulas

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wide between eyes
lower rear corner top jaw - knob
preoperculum - 3 lower pores
opercular spine visible
male sex organ - 3 pairs claspers



Front nostril low on front of snout, immediately above the top lip; wide between eyes (>7% of SL); opercular spine distinct; rear of top jawbone with a knob at lower corner; 3 pores at lower corner of preopercle; 3-4 elongate gill rakers; no central tooth patch at bottom of gill arches; pectoral fin relatively long (>16% of SL); dorsal and anal fins separate from tail; lateral line with 2-3 rows of pores; with or without scales on cheek; male sex organ with 3 pairs of pseudoclaspers.

A Greater Caribbean genus with 7 species.