IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: brotula (English), brótula (Espanol)
Ogilbia jewettae Moller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen 2005

Jewetts brotula

Body elongate and somewhat compressed; head relatively low (height 13.2-15.8% of SL); wide between eyes; snout rounded;  mouth large, a little under snout; top jaw bone expanded vertically at rear, rear end relatively deep; a sharp spine on opercle that has 1 tip; eye moderate (1.9-2.7% of SL); preopercle with 3 pores at lower rear corner, upper part with a pore; 3 rear pores on lower jaw relatively large, almost = rear nostril; gill rakers 13-16, 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 73-84; anal rays 52-62; origin of anal fin under dorsal rays 23-31; pectoral rays 19-22; tail fin rays 16-17; lateral line indistinct, continuous, complete; body covered with relatively large overlapping scales, about 110 in midlateral series; patch of cheek scales with 6-7 vertical rows of scales; belly with scales; penis curved, thin, tapering; 2 pairs of large pseudoclaspers associated with penis, outer pair wing-shaped, with a single broad supporter at front, inner pair club-shaped, with a fleshy ridge along inner side, tip strongly expanded, occasionally flattened and with a rear lobe.

Preserved fish pale brown.

Size: reaches 7.7 cm.

Inhabits shallow reefs.

Depth: 0-18 m.

El Salvador to Costa Rica.   


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