Ogilbia suarezae

Common Name

Suarez's Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005


Dorsal Fin: 66-82
Anal Fin: 48-63
Caudal Fin: 15-16
Pectoral Fin: 16-22
Vertebrae: 39-44
Gill Rakers: 12-18

Diagnosed by: anterior nostril very close to upper lip. Eye is 1.8-3.1% SL. Premaxillary, dentary, vomer, and palatine with multiple rows of teeth each. Male genitalia described as: “; outer pseudoclasper a small triangular flap; inner pseudoclasper as long as or longer than the outer pseudoclasper, with narrow base and broad tip, penis tapering…” Opercular spine with a single point. Scales on cheek number 5-7. Six infraorbital pores, four supraorbital pores, six mandibular pores, and four preopercular pores. Caudal fin not confluent with dorsal or anal fins. Pectoral fin 11.1-15.6% SL. Anal fin origin slightly before midbody. Pelvic fin reaches anus. Predorsal area, abdomen, and outer pectoral base scaled. Fins naked. About 18 scale rows vertically from dorsal fin to anal fin origin (Møller et al., 2005).


Body uniformly orange. Fins with orange bases and clear edges.


Specimens range from 21.5-75mm SL


Inhabits reefs from 0-10m.


Found on the continental Caribbean coast from the Yucatan to Panama, and in the islands from S. Florida to the Lesser Antilles.


Møller, P. R., Schwarzhans, W., & Nielsen, J. G. 2005. Review of the American Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae). Part II. Ogilbia. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 10(4), 133-207.

Other Notes

The distribution of this species overlaps with Ogilbia cayorum at the northern part of it’s range.