Phylum: Chordata Haeckel, 1874
Class: Actinopterygii Klein, 1885
Order: Lophiiformes Garman, 1899
Family: Oneirodidae Gill, 1878
Genus: Oneirodes Lütken, 1871
Oneirodes sanjeevani Rajeeshkumar, 2017
Collection: Western Indian Ocean, 00.878 S, 67.598 E, 45m. mid-water trawl, 380–600 m depth), bottom depth 1862 m, May 2015.
Voucher No: CMLRE IO/SS/FIS/00437
Description: A species of the genus Oneirodes as diagnosed by Pietsch (1974), differing from all previously described species in having a simple, long, laterally compressed, posterior escal appendage. It is further distinguished by having a relatively short illicium, shape of the subopercle bone and the following details of escal morphology: anterior appendage internally pigmented; a pair of unbranched, anterolateral appendages; terminal papilla with a single distal spot of pigment; and a pair of fleshy, stout, medial appendages, each divided distally into two or three (on each side) short, slender filaments.
Distribution: Western Indian Ocean. Depth of 380-600 m.
Identified by: Rajeesh Kumar M P
Publication: M. P. Rajeeshkumar, K. M. Meera & M. Hashim (2016) A New Species of the Deep-Sea Ceratioid Anglerfish Genus Oneirodes (Lophiiformes: Oneirodidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Copeia 105, No. 1, 2017, 82–84