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Species: Ogilbia sedorae, Sedora's brotula

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head deep
top jaw - end deep
D 63-73
A 47-54
D & A bases yellow
preopercular spine 2-3 points
cheek scales: 7-8 vertical rows
Ogilbia sedorae Moller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005
Sedora's brotula

Body elongate and somewhat compressed; snout rounded;  head relatively high, narrow between eyes; top jaw bone expanded vertically at rear, rear end relatively deep; a sharp spine on opercle that has 1 tip in juveniles and 2-3 tips in adult; eye relatively large (1.9-2.8% of SL); preopercle with 3 pores at lower rear corner, upper part with a pore; gill rakers 12-16, 2-4 long rakers in angle of arch; origin of dorsal fin at level of middle of pectoral fins; pelvic fins inserted below rear part of head; dorsal rays 63-73; anal rays 47-54; origin of anal fin under dorsal fin rays 20-26; pectoral rays 18-21; tail fin rays 16-17; lateral line indistinct, continuous, complete; body covered with tiny overlapping scales, about 110 in midlateral series; patch of cheek scales with 7-8 vertical rows of scales; belly with scales; penis moderately long, curved, tapering, thin; 2 pairs of long pseudoclaspers associated with penis, outer pair very slender, wing-shaped, inner pair long, stalked, with 3 branches at tip, front branch curved, center branch stout, rear branch an ear-shaped flap.

Yellowish brown, white on lower part of head and belly; dorsal and anal fin bases yellowish.

Size: reaches 6.5 cm.

Inhabits shallow reefs.

Depth: 1-15 m.

The SE Gulf of California to northern Colombia.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Rocks
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef only
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • No Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • No data
  • No pelagic larva
  • Live birth
  • No pelagic phase
Global Endemism
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • Mexican + Panamic provinces endemic
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Least concern
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 6.5
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 15