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CAAB: 37266001

Species Neocyttus rhomboidalis Gilchrist, 1906

Spikey Oreodory, Deepwater Dory, Deepwater Oreo Dory, Oreo Dory, Oxeye Oreo, Spikey Dory, Spikey Oreo, Spikey Oreo Dory, Spiky Dory

Compiler and date details

29 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

Off Brisbane, QLD (27°S, 153°E) to off Shark Bay, WA (26°S, 114°E); temperate, southern circumglobal (except South America).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

290-1320 m.


General References

Barnard, K.H. 1925. A monograph of the marine fishes of South Africa. Part 1. (Amphioxus, Cyclostomata, Elasmobranchii, and Teleostei — Isospondyli to Heterosomata). Annals of the South African Museum 21(1): 1-418 figs 1-18 pls 1-17 [377]

Blaber, S.J.M. & Bulman, C.M. 1987. Diets of fishes of the upper continental slope of eastern Tasmania: content, calorific values, dietary overlap and trophic relationships. Marine Biology 95(3): 345-356

Bray, D.J. 1994. Families Zeidae, Oreosomatidae. pp. 416-427 figs 373-381 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [424]

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. [444]

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

Coleman, N. 1980. Australian Sea Fishes South of 30ºS. Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 309 pp. [81]

Elliott, N.G., Lowry, P.S., Grewe, P.M., Innes, B.H., Yearsley, G.K. & Ward, R.D. 1998. Genetic evidence for depth- and spatially separated stocks of the deep-water spikey oreo in Australasian waters. Journal of Fish Biology 52(4): 796–816

Gauldie, R.W., Coote, G., West, I.F. & Mulligan, K.P. 1991. The morphology and chemistry of the scales of the orange roughy and the smooth and spiky oreo dories. Tissue and Cell 23(5): 677-708

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [26]

James, G.D., Inada, T. & Nakamura, I. 1988. Revision of the oreosomatid fishes (family Oreosomatidae) from the southern oceans, with a description of a new species. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 15: 291-326

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. [238]

Lyle, J.M. & Smith, D.C. 1997. Abundance and biology of warty oreo (Allocyttus verrucosus) and spiky oreo (Neocyttus rhomboidalis) (Oreosomatidae) off south-eastern Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 48: 91-102

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Field Guide to Trawl Fish from Temperate Waters of Australia. Hobart : CSIRO Division of Marine Research 492 pp. [236]

McCulloch, A.R. 1930. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5(1–4): 1-534 [136]

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [76] (532)

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. [791]

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. [393]

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., 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 [13]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [41] (768)

Yearsley, G.K. & Last, P.R. 1998. Neocyttus psilorhynchus, a new oreosomatid (Pisces, Zeiformes) from southern Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 32: 555-579 figs 1-7 [570]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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