Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ophidiiformes
(Cusk eels) > Dinematichthyidae
Etymology: Ogilbia: Taken from Ogilby, 1887-1915, icthiologist and zoologist (Ref. 45335); sabaji: Named for Dr. Mark Sabaj, ANSP..
More on authors: Møller, Schwarzhans & Nielsen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 57883). Tropical
West Atlantic: Florida Keys, Bahamas and along the Antilles south to Tobago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57883)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 46 - 54;
Vertebrae: 39 - 42. This species is characterized by following: Vertebrae 11-13 + 28-29 = 39-42, dorsal fin rays 66-72, anal fin rays 46-54; outer pseudoclasper wingshaped with single broad and curved supporter anteriorly; inner pseudoclasper club-shaped, tip much expanded, without appendix; small fleshy lobe at base of hood adjacent to outer pseudoclasper, penis tapering; opercular spine with single, sharp tip; scale patch on cheeks with 5-9 vertical scale rows; often with green pigment globules in body mucus, particularly near anal opening (Ref. 57883).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Møller, P.R., W. Schwarzhans and J.G. Nielsen, 2005. Review of the American Dinematichthyini (Teleostei: Bythitidae). Part II. Ogilbia. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 10(4):133-207. (Ref. 57883)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.3 - 28.3, mean 27.2 °C (based on 388 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).