Ogilbichthys haitiensis

Common Name

Haiti Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans, & Nielsen, 2004


Dorsal Fin: 61
Anal Fin: 47-48
Caudal Fin: 16
Pectoral Fin: 17
Vertebrae: 36-37
Gill Rakers: 3
Lateral Line:

Diagnosed by: anterior nostril close to upper lip; lower anterior gill arch with uninterrupted long rakers. 3 long gill rakers. Eyes small (1.9-2.3% 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 shorter than posterior inner pseudoclasper. Outer pseudoclasper triangular. 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. The head and cheeks are naked (Møller et al., 2004).


Color in life unknown. Color in alcohol brown with many dark speckles and a dark patch behind the eye.


Two known specimens 16.5-22mm SL.


Shallow coral reefs from 0-5m.


So far only known from Northern Haiti.


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.