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Morphology Data of Oneirodes mirus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pietsch, T.W., 2009
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Characterized by having escal morphology: esca with a stout anterior appendage, shorter than escal bulb, without internal pigment, bearing a single short branch; pair of unpigmented filamentous medial escal appendages, slightly longer than escal appendage; rounded terminal escal papilla with a distal spot of pigment; an anteroposteriorly compressed, unpigmented posterior escal appendage, as long as escal bulb, bearing 2 short branches at midlength; absence of lateral escal appendages; two pairs of filamentous anterolateral escal appendages; inner pair of stout, tapering appendages flanking anterior appendage each longer than SL, lightly pigmented internally except for slightly expanded distal tip, and bearing numerous short filaments, and an outer pair of unpigmented bifurcated appendages, each tapering branch of which is more than three times length of escal bulb and bears two short filaments; long and narrow subopercle, dorsal end tapering, rounded distally, without indentation on posterodorsal margin; length of ventral fork of opercle 23.8% SL; ratio of lengths of the dorsal and ventral forks of opercle 0.50; absence of epibranchial teeth; presence of teeth on pharyngobranchial II; upper jaw teeth 33, lower jaw teeth 49; teeth on vomer 6; dorsal fin rays 6; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 16; head length 40.4% SL; head depth 47.6% SL; premaxilla length 35.7% SL; length of lower jaw 47.6% SL; length of illicium 33.3% SL (Ref. 86949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oneirodes mirus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 6
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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