Pseudogilbia sanblasensis

Common Name

San Blas Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans, & Nielsen, 2004


Dorsal Fin: 69
Anal Fin: 56
Caudal Fin: 16
Pectoral Fin: 20
Vertebrae: 41
Gill Rakers: 3
Lateral Line: 14 dorsal, 25 lateral neuromasts

Diagnosed by: anterior nostril close to upper lip; lower anterior gill arch with uninterrupted long rakers. 3 long gill rakers. Eyes very small (2.9% SL) but distinct. Dentary with a large inner row of teeth. Two pairs of pseudoclaspers with the inner pair free. Inner pseudoclasper almost as large as outer. Three posterior infra-orbital pores and two preopercular pores (1 upper, 1 lower). Opercular spine free. Two pseudobranchial filaments. Predorsal area and abdomen scaled. There are several rows of scales on the dorsal and 2-3 rows on the ventral part of cheek (Møller et al., 2004).


Color in life unknown. Preserved specimen brownish with darker dorsal surface. Bases of median fins darker.


Only known specimen 66mm SL.


Collected from reef edge habitat.


Known only from the Caribbean coast of Panama (San Blas).


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.