Scientific Name
Dolopichthys pullatus  
Dolopichthys pullatus黑狡鮟鱇
by: M. L. Qiu
Author Regan & Trewavas, 1932 Depth 0 - 2500M
Chinese 黑狡鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 夢鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F239 Oneirodidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黑狡鮟鱇 
Max Length 11.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Moluccas [Maluku, Indonesia, Ceram Sea, western Pacific], 2°22'S, 126°58.5'E 
Synonyms Dolopichthys allector, Dolopichthys longicornis   
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Ho & Shao (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):10–18.   Regan, C. T. etc. 1932 Pietsch, T. W. 1972 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059951. ASIZP0062879.  
Common Name Dreamer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin rays 6; anal fin rays 5; pectoral fin rays 17; caudal fin rays 11. Lower jaw teeth more than 300; vomer teeth 4. Illicium length 38.9 in %SL; head length 40.3; head depth 36; premexillary length 30.2; lower jaw length 39.6. Body relatively long, slender, not globular; head long and rough triangular; mouth large, cleft extending past eye; dorsal profile of frontal bone nearly straight; anterior end of pterygiophore if illicium exposed; esca with an anterior directed terminal papilla with distal pigment in the anterior margin and a unpigmented, leaf-like posterior appendage in the midline dorsal margin; lower jaw with well-developed smphysial sipne; sphenotic spines well-developed; articular spine present; quadrate spine larger than mandibular spine; operculum bifurcate; suboperculum without anterior spine, the upper end slender and tapering to a point; skin naked, covering caudal fin to some distance from fin base.
habitats Marine. First dorsal spine of female highly modified into a long rod with a light organ in the tip call illicium and esca, the esca containing bacteria as luminous symbiont, its function in attracting prey. Oviparous. Adults are meso- and bathypelagic. Ma 
Distribution Distributed in three major oceans in tropical to temperate waters. It is rare species in Taiwan, only recorded from the Northeastern off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.