Ogilbia tyleri

Common Name

Tyler's Coralbrotula

Year Described

Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen, 2005


Dorsal Fin: 73-81
Anal Fin: 52-59
Caudal Fin: 16
Pectoral Fin: 20-22
Vertebrae: 40-43
Gill Rakers: 12-16

Diagnosed by: anterior nostril very close to upper lip. Eye is 2.1-2.8% SL. Premaxillary, dentary, vomer, and palatine with multiple rows of teeth each. Male genitalia described as: “outer pseudoclasper wing-shaped with single curved supporter anteriorly; inner pseudoclasper club-shaped, with long, very thin appendix inserted posterior-distally half way down clasper; small fleshy lobe at base of hood adjacent to outer pseudoclasper, penis tapering…” Opercular spine with a single point. Scales on cheek number 7-8. Six infraorbital pores, four supraorbital pores, six mandibular pores, and four preopercular pores. Caudal fin not confluent with dorsal or anal fins. Pectoral fin 12.1-14.3% SL. Anal fin origin at midbody. Pelvic fin reaches anus. Predorsal area, abdomen, and outer pectoral base scaled. Fins naked. About 15 scale rows vertically from dorsal fin to anal fin origin (Møller et al., 2005).


Living color not known but green pigment globules are present. Most likely yellow or orange.


Specimens range from 30-50mm SL


Coral reefs from 0-5m.


Southern Caribbean from St. Lucia to Tobago.


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.