Scientific Name
Oneirodes pietschi  
Oneirodes pietschi皮氏夢鮟鱇
by: K. T. Shao
Author Ho & Shao, 2004 Depth 1631 - 1635M
Chinese 皮氏夢鮟鱇 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 夢鮟鱇科 Economic Fish No 
Family F239 Oneirodidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 皮氏夢角鮟鱇 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 皮氏夢角鮟鱇、深海鮟鱇 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea  Holotype Locality Off southwestern coast of Taiwan, South China Sea [western Pacific], 21°22.18'N, 118°11.02'E, depth 1631-1635 meters 
Reference Ho & Shao (2004), Copeia, 2004(1):74-77. Ho & Shao (2019), Zootaxa, 4702(1):10–18.   Ho, H.-C. etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0061821. ASIZP0061822Holotype.  
Common Name Pietsch's dreamer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body of females slightly slender, lateraly compressed. Belong to the Oneirodes schmidti-group. Escal bulb lacking an anterior escal appendage, with a pair of simple, elongate, anterolateral escal appendages, without internal pigmentation; a pair of elongate, medial escal appendages, each divided distally into three or more short, slender filaments; a simple, elongate, and anteroposteriorly compress posterior escal appendage, slightly expanded distally; all appendages without pigmentation; terminal escal papilla with or without a pair of small distal pigment spots. Opercle bifurcate, upper fork broad, bifurcated distally or blunt, lower fork slender and nearly straight; length of lower fork of opercle 23-26% SL; ratio of lengths of upper and lower forks of opercle 0.45-0.57; subopercle relatively long and narrow, without indentation on posterodorsal margin, upper part tapering to a point, lower part broad and rounded.
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 Restrited to Northwestern Pacific from Japan, Hawaii to Taiwan. It is not common species occuring in the southwestern Taiwan off Pingtung. 
Utility No commercial value.