Ogilbichthys ferocis

Common Name

Ferocious Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans, & Nielsen, 2004


Dorsal Fin: 56-65
Anal Fin: 46-51
Caudal Fin: 16
Pectoral Fin: 16-19
Vertebrae: 37-40
Gill Rakers: 3-4
Lateral Line: 6 dorsal, and indistinct lateral neuromasts

Diagnosed by: anterior nostril close to upper lip; lower anterior gill arch with uninterrupted long rakers. 3-4 long gill rakers. Eyes small (1.6-2.6% SL) but distinct. Dentary with a few large teeth medially. Three pairs of pseudoclaspers with the inner pair connected to the isthmus. Anterior inner pseudoclasper larger than posterior inner pseudoclasper. Outer pseudoclasper lobate. Three posterior infra-orbital pores, one upper preopercular pore, and three lower preopercular pores. Opercular spine free. Two pseudobranchial filaments. Pectoral fin relatively long (>16% SL). Predorsal area, abdomen, and outer pectoral base scaled. A handful of scales (4-6) on upper cheek, but otherwise head is naked (Møller et al., 2004).


Color in life unknown. In alcohol uniform brown with dark patches behind eyes.


Known specimens range from 14-29mm SL.


Shallow coral reefs from 0-5m.


Caribbean Sea: so far known from reefs off the coast of Panama.


Møller, P. R., W. Schwarzhans & J. G. Nielsen. 2004. Review of the American Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae). Part I. Dinematichthys, Gunterichthys, Typhliasina and two new gerera. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology v. 8 (no. 4): 141-192