Oneirodes bulbosus  Chapman, 1939

Bulb-fish
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 200 - 2000 m (Ref. 50550), usually 600 - 850 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water; 2°C - 4°C (Ref. 56582); 66°N - 30°N, 142°E - 117°W

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North Pacific: Okhotsk and Bering seas and off British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 11980).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56582); common length : 14.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56582); max. published weight: 450.00 g (Ref. 56582)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 19. Escal bulb bearing an anterior appendage with numerous long filaments at its distal end, a pair of medial appendages with highly branched filaments, a short round papilla and posterior appendages with 2 short filaments (Ref. 559). Characterized by having similar characteristics like that of O.eschrichtii and O.anisacanthus; posterior margin of the upper part of subopercle is indented to deeply notched; length of ventral fork of opercle 28.6-35% SL; ratio of lengths of dorsal and ventral forks of opercle 0.55-0.60; absence of epibranchial teeth; presence of teeth on pharyngobranchial II; upper jaw teeth 23-39; lower jaw teeth 24-40; teeth on vomer 4-8; dorsal fin rays 6-7; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 15-18; head length 37.6-49.1% SL; head depth 39.1-50.8% SL; length of premaxilla 29.1-38.6% SL; lower jaw length 44.1-56.1% SL; illicial length 23.1-38.6% SL (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .