Scientific Name
Oneirodes sabex
Oneirodes sabex砂夢鮟鱇
by: M. L. Qiu
Author Pietsch & Seigel, 1980 Depth 0 - 810M
Chinese 砂夢鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 夢鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F239 Oneirodidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 砂夢鮟鱇 
Max Length 18.9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁瓣夢鮟鱇、扁瓣夢角鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality East China Sea, 29°50'05 
Synonyms Oneirodes appendixus, Oneirodes eschrichtii, Oneirodes sebax   
Reference 何宣慶(2002)碩士論文;Ho & Shao (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):10–18.   Nakabo T. 2002 何宣慶 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061818. ASIZP0061819.  
Common Name Dreamer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body deep, lateraly compressed; jaws equal anteriorly; illicium relative short; esca with a short and simple anterior appendage, a terminal papilla with single distal spot of pigment, 0-4 slender, short medial appendages between anterior appendage, a stout, unpigmented, anteroposteriorly compressed posterior appendage, cylindrical in the distal margin; and a relative large post pore in the base of posterior appendage. Suboperculum short and broad, without indentation on posterodorsal margin, relative long and narrow; upper fork of operculum rounded to bluntly pointed, slightly bifurcateed or not. Dorsal fin rays 6; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 15-16; caudal fin rays 8. Premaxillary teeth 43-44; lower jaw teeth 37-45; vomer teeth 6-8.
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, ta 
Distribution Restricted to West Pacific from Japan, South China Sea to Taiwan. It is not common species occuring in the northeastern Taiwan off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.