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CAAB: 37266005

Species Allocyttus niger James, Inada & Nakamura, 1988

Black Oreodory, Black Dory, Black Oreo, Black Oreo Dory, Spiky Dory

Compiler and date details

27 July 2011 - Dianne J. Bray

2006 - John R. Paxton, Dianne J. Bray, Jennifer E. Gates & Douglass F. Hoese




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

South-east of Ulladulla, NSW (35°32'S) to north-west of Cape Naturaliste, WA (34°S, 115°E); temperate, south-west Pacific and south-west Atlantic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

702-1180 m


General References

Bray, D.J. 2008. Famly Oreosomatidae. pp. 441-446 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [442]

Bulman, C.M., He, X. & Koslow, J.A. 2002. Trophic ecology of the mid-slope demersal fish community off southern Tasmania, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 53(1): 59-72

Clark, M.R., King, M.J. & McMillan, P.J. 1989. The food and feeding relationships of black oreo, Allocyttus niger, smooth oreo, Pseudocyttus maculatus, and eight other fish species from the continental slope of the south-west Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Journal of Fish Biology 35: 465-484

Conroy, A.M. & Pankhurst, N.W. 1989. Size-fecundity relationships in the smooth oreo, Pseudocyttus maculatus, and the black oreo, Allocyttus niger (Pisces: Oreosomatidae) (Note). N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 23: 525-527

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [21]

Kailola, P.J., Williams, M.J., Stewart, P.C., Reichelt, R.E., McNee, A. & Grieve, C. 1993. Australian Fisheries Resources. Canberra : Bureau of Resource Sciences and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 422 pp.

Paul, L., Tracey, D., Neil, H., Horn, P., Andrews, A. & Sparks, R. 2005. How old are these deep-sea species? Applying improved techniques to validate longevity. pp. 94-96 in Shotton, R. (ed.). Deep Sea 2003: Conference on the Governance and Management of Deep-sea Fisheries. Part 2: Conference poster papers and workshop papers. Queenstown, New Zealand, 1-5 December 2003 and Dunedin, New Zealand, 27-29 November 2003. FAO Fisheries Proceedings. Rome : FAO Vol. No. 3/2. 487 pp.

Paxton, J.R., Bray, D.J., Gates, J.E. & Hoese, D.F 2006. Oreosomatidae. pp. 789-792 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [790]

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [392] (as Allocyttus sp.)

Tracey, D.M., Bull, B., Clark, M.R. & Mackay, K.A. 2004. Fish species composition on seamounts and adjacent slope in New Zealand waters. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 38: 163-182

Tyler, J.C., O'Toole, B. & Winterbottom, R.W. 2003. Phylogeny of the genera and families of zeiform fishes, with comments on their relationships with tetraodontiforms and caproids. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 618: 1-110 [15]

Ward, R.D., Elliott, N.G., Grewe, P.M., Last, P.R., Lowry, P.S., Innes, B.H. & Yearsley, G.K. 1998. Allozyme and mitochondrial DNA variation in three species of oreos (Teleostei: Oreosomatidae) from Australasian waters. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 32(2): 233-245 [233]

Ward, R.D., Elliott, N.G., Yearsley, G.K. & Last, P.R. 1996. Species and stock delineation in Australasian oreas (Oreosomatidae). Final report to Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Australia. 144 pp. + pls & appendix [11]

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook. Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [195]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-May-2013 06-May-2013 MODIFIED
20-May-2011 20-May-2011 MODIFIED
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED