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); sanjeevani: Named for V. N. Sanjeevan, former Director of the Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 380 - 600 m (Ref. 116652). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116652)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with a simple, long, laterally compressed, posterior escal appendage; a relatively short illicium; subopercle short and broad, ventral margin nearly circular; escal appendage morphology with anterior appendage
internally pigmented, a pair of unbranched, anterolateral appendages, the terminal papilla with a single distal spot of pigment, and a pair of fleshy, stout, medial appendages, each divided distally into two or three (on each side) short, slender filaments (Ref. 116652).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rajeeshkumar, M.P., K.M. Meera and M. Hashim, 2017. A new species of the deep-sea ceratioid anglerfish genus Oneirodes (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Copeia 105(1):82-84. (Ref. 116652)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±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).