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Zeus faber

Linnaeus, 1758

John Dory

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Zeus faber ( Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms :
Classification : Zeidae ( John dory )
 
Name : Saint Pierre
Zée
Doré
Name : John Dory
St Peter' fish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Body tall and laterally compressed like an oval plate. Between 30-70 cm in length. Eight to ten strong dorsal finrays. Golden brown with dappled markings with a striking brown spot in middle of body. Large, very protractile mouth containing small conical teeth in jaws. Golden green-grey or silvery bronze.
Possible confusions
American John Dory (Zenopsis conchifer), now renamed to Buckler Dory, it also goes by the name of Silvery John Dory.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Pelagic

Sand
John Dory are found in depths from 5 metres to 400 metres, but are uncommon in waters deeper than 200m. They live close to the seabed.
Geographical distribution
John Dory are found in Western Indian Ocean, the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and off Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gonzales.manuel/textes/zeus.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/fish/printouts/Johndoryprint [...]
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Zeus
http://www.marlin.ac.uk/index2.htm?demo/Zeufab.htm
http://www.mer-littoral.org/34/zeus-faber.php
http://www.sea-ex.com/fishphotos/dory,.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir l'Atlantique, la Manche et la mer du Nord
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1994
Découvrir la Méditerrannée
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1992
Guide de la faune et de la flore littorales des mers d'Europe
A.C. Campbell, James Nicholls
Delachaux & Niestlé 1979, 1986
Guide de la faune sous-marine des côtes méditerranéennes
W. Luther & K. Fielder
Delachaux et Niestlé, 1987
Guide sous-marin de la Méditerranée
Aline Fiala-Médiono, Christian Pétron, Claude Rives
Flammarion, 1987
La vie sous-marine en Méditerranée
Mathias Bergbauer & Bernd Humberg
Edition Vigot, 2000
Les poissons d'Europe - Guide Vert
Hervé Chaumeton, Patrick Louisy, Thierry Maitre-Allain, Didier Magnan
Edition Solar, 1989
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 3/09/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 03/09/2002


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