Oneirodes eschrichtii  Lütken, 1871

Bulbous dreamer
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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);  eschrichtii: Named after D.F. Eschricht, Danish naturalist (Ref. 6885).   More on author: Lütken.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 750 - 2500 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5951); 29.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal soft rays: 4. Esca with anterior appendage bearing papillae and a few short filaments at distal tip; posterior appendage never branched. Characterized by having similar esca to that of O.bulbosus and O.anisacanthus; lacks numerous tapering distal filaments of the anterior appendage of O.bulbosus and lateral escal appendage of O.anisacanthus; subopercle without indentation on posterodorsal margin; length of ventral fork of opercle 20.7-31.9% SL; ratio of lengths of dorsal and ventral forks of opercle 0.44-0.69; absence of epibranchial teeth; presence of teeth on pharyngobrachial II; upper jaw teeth 24-50; lower jaw teeth 29-56;teeth on vomer 4-8; dorsal fin rays 5-7; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 15-19; head length 33.3-46.2% SL; head depth 34.7-55.4% SL; premaxilla length 22.4-38.9% SL; lower-jaw length 34.3-55.7% SL; illicium length 17.8-38.6& SL (Ref. 86949).

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Circumglobal: In tropical to temperate waters. Eastern Atlantic: off Madeira, Portugal, Ireland and Iceland.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic species.

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Bertelsen, E., 1990. Oneirodidae. p. 498-507. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post, and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 10524)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.