- Capro dory
name = Capro dory
image_caption = Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
genus = "Capromimus"
species = "C. abbreviatus"
binomial = "Capromimus abbreviatus"
binomial_authority = Hector, 1875
The capro dory, "Capromimus abbreviatus", is a
dory, the only species in the genus "Capromimus", found around New Zealandonly, over the continental shelf, at depths of between 200 to 500 m. Its length is between 5 and 10 cm.
The capro dory has the thin, deep body typical of all dories but is very small. Its
fins are moderately sized, the first dorsal finhaving strong spines but not great length as in the john dory.
The body is silver, with dark patterns particularly just behind the
gills, and there are dark vertical bars on the tail fin.
* Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, "Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand", (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
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