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); sedorae: Named for Dr. Allegra Noelle Sedor. More on authors: Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 57883). Tropical; 23°N - 6°N (Ref. 57883)
Eastern Pacific: off Colombia to the Gulf of Panama in the south; off Mazatlan, southern Sinaloa province, Mexico, in the north. So far not recorded from the region in between.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 47 - 54;
Vertebrae: 38 - 41. The species is distinguished by the following: Vertebrae 11-12 + 27-30 = 38-41, dorsal fin rays 63-73, anal fin rays 47-54, outer pseudoclasper very slender, long, wing-shaped, slightly expanded posterodistally, and with single, almost straight supporter; inner pseudoclasper long, stalked, distally with three branches, anterior branch curved, median branch stout, posterior branch fleshy ear-lobed flap; penis tapering; opercular spine with single, sharp tip in
small specimens and furcated (2-3 tips) in specimens greater than 45 mm SL; scale patch on cheeks with 7-8 vertical scale rows; otolith length: height ratio 2.4-2.5 (Ref. 57883).
Inhabits coral and rocky reefs. A 5.9 cm SL female (USNM 263738) contains about 60 eggs, 0.4-0.6 mm in diameter and 140 embryos, 4-5 mm TL, with 2 rows of 2-3 large spots along anal and dorsal fin bases (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
): 26.8 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 99 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
): 3.2 ±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) .