Ogilbia cayorum Evermann and Kendall, 1898, Key West, Florida, United States. The holotype is a female. It was unknown at the time of the original description that the species is sexually dimorphic. Thus, considerable taxonomic confusion occurred when the male of the species was described separately. Taxonomic confusion persists, since it is believed currently that numerous undescribed Ogilbia species reside in the western tropical Atlantic Ocean. The extent to which their distributions overlap with the Key brotula is unknown. Thus, care must be taken in identification.
OTHER COMMON NAMES English: West Indies brotula.
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