IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: brotula (English), brótula (Espanol)
Ogilbia deroyi (Pol & Van Mohl, 1966)

Orange brotula,     DeRoys brotula

Body elongate, somewhat compressed; snout rounded;  head wide (usually > 10% of SL) and deep (height ~ 16.9% of SL); wide between eyes; a sharp spine on opercle that has 1 tip; eye relatively large (1.5-2.5% of SL); preopercle with 3 pores at lower rear corner, upper part without a pore; top jaw bone expanded vertically at rear; gill rakers 12-16, 2-4 long rakers in angle of arch; origin of dorsal fin at level of middle of pectoral fins; pelvic fins inserted below rear part of head;  dorsal rays 68-80; anal rays 51-59; anal fin origin under dorsal rays 21-27; pectoral rays 17-21; tail fin rays 15-17; lateral line indistinct, continuous, complete; body covered with overlapping, small scales, about 110 in midlateral series; cheek without or with a few scattered scales; belly with scales; penis curved, abruptly tapering to tip; 2 pairs of moderately large pseudoclaspers associated with penis, outer pair with a broad base and a long, backward directed support with a sharp tip, inner pseudoclaspers strongly inclined forward, about length of outer pseudoclasper, with sharp tip at front and a fleshy flap at rear.

Reddish brown body and fins.

Size: reaches 6.1 cm.

Inhabits shallow reefs and tide pools.

Depth: 0.5-10 m.

Endemic to the Galapagos.


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