Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes
(Anglerfishes) > Oneirodidae
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); cordifer: Name meaning 'heart bearing' for the characteristic shape of the suboperculum..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 1000 m (Ref. 123293). Tropical
Northwest: Pacific Japan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123293)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4;
Vertebrae: 18. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D 5; A 4; P 15; esca with a single large, highly elongated (2.5 times greater than height of bulb) anterior process devoid of appendages but multiply branching at the top (length of branches approximately 1/9 of total length of entire appendage), it is completely pigmented in basal half of its length and containing a pigmented inner core in distal part; the core occupies approximately 2/3 of length of distal half of appendage and ends with multiple pigmented specks (without 'eyespot'); sides of base of anterior process bear a pair of short (commensurate with height of terminal papillae), fan shaped, multiply branching anterolateral processes; the central process is very short, comblike, with long base, branching directly from the base; posterior process moderately long, somewhat longer than height of bulb, pinnately branched (filaments arranged more or less oppositely), unpigmented; the terminal papilla high (approximately one third of height of bulb) and conical; bulb with internal pigmentation and dorsal pigmented mark, the latter contains a paired round transparent 'eyespot' (Ref. 123293).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2014. New and rare species of deepsea pelagic fishes of families Opisthoproctidae, Melanostomiidae, Oneirodidae, and Linophrynidae. J. Ichthyol. 54(6):377-383. (Ref. 123293)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).