Little Dory, Cyttopsis cypho (Fowler 1934)


A Little Dory, Cyttopsis cypho - 7.8 cm SL. Source: Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp / Fishbase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A small deep-bodied and highly compressed dory with a large terminal mouth, highly protrusible jaws and scutes along the ventral midline forming a median keel. The Little Dory is silvery-pink colour with an indistinct dark oval blotch below the middle of the soft dorsal fin. 

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Dianne J. Bray, Cyttopsis cypho in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1863

Little Dory, Cyttopsis cypho (Fowler 1934)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from SW of Shark Bay to S of Scott Reef, Western Australia, and NNE of Raine Island to S of Saumarez Reef, Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

Conservation

EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
IUCN Red List : Not Evaluated

Similar Species


Cyttopsis cypho differs from the other species in the genus, C. rosea in usually having an indistinct dark oval blotch below the middle of the soft dorsal fin, and scutes along the ventral midline forming a median keel. C. rosea also reaches a much larger size than C. cypho.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Little Dory, Cyttopsis cypho (Fowler 1934)

References


Allen, G.R., 1997. The marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 292 p.

Fowler, H.W. 1934. Descriptions of new fishes obtained in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 85: 233-367 figs 1-115

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37264009

Depth:180-520 m

Habitat:Benthopelagic

Max Size:9 cm

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