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The dreamers are a family, Oneirodidae, of deep-sea anglerfishes in the order Lophiiformes. They are the largest and most diverse group of deep-sea anglerfish, and also the least well-known with several genera represented by only one, two, or three female specimens.[1] They are found in deep, temperate waters around the world. They are small fishes, the largest species growing to about 20 cm (7.9 in) in total length.

Dreamers
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Oneirodes macrosteus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Oneirodidae
T. N. Gill, 1879
Genera

Bertella
Chaenophryne
Chirophryne
Ctenochirichthys
Danaphryne
Dermatias
Dolopichthys
Leptacanthichthys
Lophodolos
Microlophichthys
Oneirodes
Pentherichthys
Phyllorhinichthys
Puck
Spiniphryne
Tyrannophryne

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pietsch, Theodore W. and Kenaley, Christopher P. (2005). Oneirodidae. Dreamers. Version 5 November 2005 (under construction). The Tree of Life Web Project.