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John Dory

Order Zeiformes
Family Zeidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Extremely compressed and high body. Sturdy head with bony crest and thorns. Large mouth with wide jaws. Spiny rays in the fins. Back between gray and yellow with spots; on the flank, black spot yellow trimmed. It can weigh up to 7 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
JOD
Specie
Zeus faber
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Petersfisch
France Saint Pierre
Italy Pesce San Pietro
Portugal Peixe galo
United Kingdom John Dory
Japan Matôdai
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets

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