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); nigromarginata: Named for the black margins of its vertical fins. More on authors: Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 33 m (Ref. 57883). Tropical
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 50 - 57;
Vertebrae: 41 - 44. This species is characterized by the following: vertebrae 11-12 + 29-33 = 41-44, dorsal fin rays 67-75, anal fin rays 50-57; outer pseudoclasper is broad, distally much expanded; inner pseudoclasper large, with two elongate branches pointing outwards, penis with abrupt change from thick base to thin tip; opercular spine with single, sharp tip, broad scale patch on cheeks with 6-8 vertical scale rows; otolith compressed, length: height ratio 2.1-2.2; vertical fins with
black margins; head profile high (Ref. 57883).
Lives in rocky habitats. A 72 mm SL female collected was found to contain eggs 0.5 mm in
diameter and a 75 mm female with eggs 0.8 mm in diameter (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
): 22.3 - 28.6, mean 25.1 (based on 205 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .