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); jeffwilliamsi: Named for Dr. Jeffrey T. Williams, USNM.. More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 57883). Tropical
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Belize, Panama, through Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago and northward along the Antilles to Navassa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883); 6.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 52 - 61;
Vertebrae: 40 - 44. This species is characterized by the following: Vertebrae 11-13 + 29-32 = 40-44, dorsal fin rays 71-82, anal fin rays 52-61; outer pseudoclasper wingshaped with single curved supporter anteriorly; inner pseudoclasper club-shaped, with prominent appendix inserted at posterior-distal angle; small fleshy lobe at base of hood adjacent to outer pseudoclasper, penis
tapering; opercular spine with single, sharp tip; scale patch on cheeks with 6-9 vertical scale rows; otolith length: height ratio 2.2-2.3; green pigment globules in head and body mucus (Ref. 57883).
Inhabits rocky and coral reefs, in depths down to about 15 m. A few specimens are known from mangrove habitats. A 58 mm SL female specimen contains about 50 eggs, diameter 0.3-0.5 mm and 55 embryos, 6-8 mm TL, with 2 long rows of pigment spots along mid-body and dorsal fin base (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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27 - 28.3, mean 27.6 (based on 274 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00178 - 0.01174), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), 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) .