Oreo Dory

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Oreo Dory

Oreo Dorys have a deep, laterally compressed body and a moderate to large head which is thicker than the body. Their eyes are large to very large and their bodies are greyish black.

Oreo Dory description

They inhabit New Zealand and Australian waters south of latitude 43° S. Australian catches of Black Oreos have been confirmed only from southern Tasmania and the South Tasman Rise, but is is likely that this species is also present on the Cascade Plateau.

Adult Oreo Dory’s live close to the sea bed in deep water. They have been recorded from depths well in excess of 1000 metres.

Black Oreo Dory’s spawn in November and December in both Australian and New Zealand waters. Black Oreo Dory’s produce up to 62,000 eggs. Oreo Dory eggs float near the sea surface and the larvae also inhabit the surface waters. Juvenile oreos are pelagic and inhabit oceanic waters.

Black Oreo Dory’s are caught by trawlers using only demersal otter trawl gear.

They inhabit New Zealand and Australian waters south of latitude 43° S. Australian catches of Black Oreos have been confirmed only from southern Tasmania and the South Tasman Rise, but is is likely that this species is also present on the Cascade Plateau.

Adult Oreo’s live close to the sea bed in deep water. They have been recorded from depths well in excess of 1000 metres.

Black Oreo’s spawn in November and December in both Australian and New Zealand waters. Black Oreo Dory’s produce up to 62,000 eggs. Oreo eggs float near the sea surface and the larvae also inhabit the surface waters. Juvenile oreos are pelagic and inhabit oceanic waters.

Black Oreo Dory’s are caught by trawlers using only demersal otter trawl gear.

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