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Oneirodes melanocauda  Bertelsen, 1951

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae (Dreamers)
Etymology: Oneirodes: Greek, 'oneiros' = a dream or dreamlike or out of a dream (suggesting this fish is so strange and marvelous that can exist only in dreams) (Ref. 86949).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 2000 m (Ref. 38022).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: South China Sea (Ref. 40966) and Caribbean Sea (Ref. 86949).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 4. Characterized by having head and body covered with pigment nearly to base of caudal fin; darkest pigment of head on jaw and gill cover; tips of the longest caudal rays pigmented, few melanophores on caudal fin near base; illicium short and undeveloped; esca short, posteriorly directed appendage; relatively larger subopercle, ventral fork of opercle relatively shorter (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pietsch, T.W., 1999. Oneirodidae. Dreamers (deep-sea anglerfishes). p. 2031-2032. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the WCP. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 12940)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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