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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Oneirodidae Dreamers

Genus: Oneirodes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oneirodes acanthias Spiny dreamer Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1915
Oneirodes alius Indo-West Pacific 3.8 SL 1978
Oneirodes anisacanthus Northeast Atlantic 17.3 SL 1925
Oneirodes basili Eastern Central Pacific 1974
Oneirodes bradburyae Western Central Atlantic 2.3 SL 1956
Oneirodes bulbosus Bulb-fish North Pacific 23 TL 1939
Oneirodes carlsbergi Atlantic and Pacific 15.9 1932
Oneirodes clarkei Eastern Central Atlantic 11.6 SL 1988
Oneirodes cristatus Western Central Pacific 16.5 SL 1932
Oneirodes dicromischus Pacific Ocean 3.5 SL 1974
Oneirodes epithales Nightmare dreamer Northwest Atlantic 12.8 SL 1991
Oneirodes eschrichtii Bulbous dreamer Circumglobal 29.7 TL 1871
Oneirodes flagellifer Indo-West Pacific. 7 SL 1932
Oneirodes haplonema Indo-West Pacific 1998
Oneirodes heteronema Eastern Pacific 1932
Oneirodes kreffti Krefft's dreamer Circumglobal, southern la 11.1 SL 1974
Oneirodes luetkeni Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1925
Oneirodes macronema Eastern Central Atlantic 2.7 SL 1932
Oneirodes macrosteus North Atlantic 20.6 TL 1974
Oneirodes melanocauda Western Pacific 1.5 SL 1951
Oneirodes micronema Western Central Pacific 8.9 SL 1978
Oneirodes mirus Indian Ocean. 3.2 SL 1932
Oneirodes myrionemus North Atlantic 13.7 1974
Oneirodes notius Southern Ocean 15 SL 1974
Oneirodes pietschi North Pacific 11.7 SL 2004
Oneirodes plagionema East Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 1980
Oneirodes posti North Atlantic. 1980
Oneirodes pterurus Indo-West Pacific 3 SL 1980
Oneirodes rosenblatti Eastern Pacific. 13.4 SL 1974
Oneirodes sabex Rough dreamer Pacific Ocean 13.5 SL 1980
Oneirodes schistonema Indo-West Pacific. 7.4 SL 1980
Oneirodes schmidti Indo-West Pacific. 9.2 SL 1932
Oneirodes theodoritissieri Eastern Atlantic. 18.3 1938
Oneirodes thompsoni Alaska dreamer North Pacific 21 TL 1934
Oneirodes thysanema Indo-West Pacific. Weste 2.7 SL 1980

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