Ogilbichthys puertoricoensis

Common Name

Puerto Rican Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans, & Nielsen, 2004


Dorsal Fin: 71
Anal Fin: 57
Caudal Fin: 15
Pectoral Fin: 18
Vertebrae: 41
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 (2.3% SL) but distinct. Dentary with large teeth posteriorly. Three pairs of pseudoclaspers with the inner pair connected to the isthmus. Posterior inner pseudoclasper larger than anterior inner pseudoclasper. Anterior inner pseudoclasper emerged. Three posterior infra-orbital pores and three lower preopercular pores. Upper preopercular pore absent. Opercular spine free. Two pseudobranchial filaments. Pectoral fin relatively long (>16% SL). Predorsal area, abdomen, and outer pectoral base scaled. There are 3 rows of scales on the dorsal and 2 rows on the ventral part of cheek (Møller et al., 2004).


Color in life unknown. In alcohol, light brown with pale fins.


Only known specimen 34mm SL.


Shallow sandy and rock bottomed intertidal cave from 0-1m.


Known only from Puerto Rico.


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