Animal Species:Silver Dory, Cyttus australis (Richardson, 1843)
The Silver Dory is a marine species that lives at depths down to 350 m. Like many species, its colouration changes at night.
Standard Common Name
Australian Silver Dory, Bastard Dory, Boarfish, Red Dory, Sun Dory
The Silver Dory is a deep-bodied species that is normally silvery pink in colour. It has a tall spiny dorsal fin.
The species occurs from southern New South Wales to eastern Western Australia, including Tasmania.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
It's a bottom-dwelling species that lives in continental shelf and slope waters from 20 m to 350 m deep.
The species is trawled commercially in Victoria.
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- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
Mark McGrouther , Senior Fellow