Ogilbia ventralis  (Gill, 1863)

Gulf brotula
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes (Cusk eels) > Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Ogilbia: Taken from Ogilby, 1887-1915, icthiologist and zoologist (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 57883).   Tropical; 26°N - 23°N (Ref. 57883)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 78-91; Anal soft rays: 56 - 65; Vertebrae: 42 - 45. The species is characterized by the following: Vertebrae 11-13 + 30-33 = 42-45, dorsal fin rays 78-91, anal fin rays 56-65, the outer pseudoclasper broad, distally expanded; inner pseudoclasper branched into three slender branches, two outer v-shaped, medial one short and stout, penis with abrupt change from thick base to thin tip; opercular spine with single, sharp tip; scales on cheek small, in vertical 7-9 rows (Ref. 57883).

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Eastern Central Pacific: around the southern tip of the Gulf of California.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common species (Ref. 34024). Found in rocky crevices (Ref. 11482).

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Møller, P.R., W. Schwarzhans and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the American Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae). Part II. Ogilbia. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 10(4):133-207. (Ref. 57883)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.