Ogilbia boehlkei  Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005

Boehlke's coralbrotula
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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);  boehlkei: Named for the late Dr. James E. Böhlke, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia..   More on author: Schwarzhans, Nielsen.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 16 m (Ref. 57883).   Tropical

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Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Colombia and off Puerto Rico.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 75-84; Anal soft rays: 54 - 64; Vertebrae: 42 - 45. This species is characterized by the following: Vertebrae 12-13 + 29-33 = 42-45, dorsal fin rays 75-84, anal fin rays 54-64; outer pseudoclasper is wingshaped with a curved supporter anteriorly; inner pseudoclasper club-shaped, with prominent appendix inserted at posterodistal angle; a small fleshy lobe at base of hood adjacent to outer pseudoclasper; opercular spine very broad, usually 2-4 furcated in large (> 50 mm SL) specimens; scale patch on cheeks with 5-7 vertical scale rows; head and body mucus with dark brown pigment globules, especially near anal opening (Ref. 57883).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coral reefs. A 62 mm SL female specimen (ANSP 115182) contained about 100 embryos (3-4 mm TL) and about 50 eggs (diameter 0.5 mm). The embryos with brown eyes, but no pigmentation on head and body is probably due to the 44 years of preservation (Ref. 57883).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), 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 (13 of 100) .