Oneirodes sipharum Prokofiev, 2014

Family:  Oneirodidae (Dreamers)
Max. size:  1.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-4; Anal soft rays: 4-4. The esca of this species is characterized by the following: large, its height only 1.6 times as long as length of illicium; the length of illicium commensurate with length of its axonost; anterior process long, approximately 2.3 times longer than height of its bulb, multiply pinnately branching; central processes of esca (pair) close in bases, multiply filamentously branching from bases, the length of largest branches half as long as length of anterior process; no anterolateral and lateral processes; posterior process simple, filamentous, very long and thin, slightly (1.1 times) longer than the anterior process; no pigmented processes; terminal papilla high, conical, clearly defined, with oval intense black mark near front edge at its base (Ref. 123295).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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