Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Bythitidae
(Viviparous brotulas) > Brosmophycinae
Etymology: Ogilbia: Taken from Ogilby, 1887-1915, icthiologist and zoologist (Ref. 45335); boydwalkeri: Named for Dr. Boyd Walker. More on authors: Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 57883). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: Mexico and El Salvador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 49 - 54;
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. The species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 11 + 28-30 = 39-41, dorsal fin rays 64-72, anal fin rays 49-54; outer pseudoclasper is broad, wingshaped with single curved supporter; inner pseudoclasper with three lobes, consisting of a branched supporter, anterior branch curved and long, posterior branch short, and a thick fleshy lobe in between;
penis with no abrupt change in thickness; opercular spine with single, sharp tip in small specimens and bi- or tri-furcated in specimens > 45 mm SL; scale patch on cheeks is broad, with 8-10 vertical scale rows; otolith length: height ratio 2.2 (Ref. 57883).
Apparently lives on rocky bottoms (Ref. 57883).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.3 - 29.1, mean 26.9 (based on 190 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .