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Spiky Oreo Dory

Neocyttus rhomboidalis

A firm, white flesh fish that holds together well when cooked.

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Spiky Oreo Dory are very similar to Black Oreo Dory but are generally slightly smaller in size, and have larger dorsal and ventral spikes.

They are found in flatter, shallower grounds than Black Oreo Dory and they are not as common.

Spiky Oreo Dory are managed as a species group (Oreos) by the Ministry for Primary Industries using the Quota Management System (QMS).

Key Information

Family

Spiky Oreo Dory belong to the Oreosomatidae family (Oreos).

Physical attributes

Spiky Oreo Dory is a related species of Black Dory. They are paler in colour, generally slightly smaller in size and have larger dorsal and ventral spikes.

The flesh is firm and white.

Sustainability

Oreos are managed as a species group (OEO), by the Ministry for Primary Industries using the New Zealand Quota Management System (QMS). Regular stock assessments are conducted to estimate fishery stock size and numbers. Scientific studies are also used. From these, scientists can estimate future stock sizes and catch limits.

Geographical location

Spiky Oreo are found in flatter, shallower grounds than the Black Oreo

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Spiky Oreo Dory
  • Australia: Spiky Oreo Dory

Locations Caught

9 Spikeyoreodory Fa

Profile

Average weight

0.5-1 kg

Average length

25-40 cm

TACC i

14,860 tonne

Talley's catch

<100 tonne

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Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

343 kJ

Protein

11.2 g

Fat, total

4.1 g

Carbohydrate

0.3 g

Sugars 0.3g
Sodium 78mg

Seasonal availability

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Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

Spiky Oreo Dory fillets are firm and white. They do not flake easily and hold together well when cooked. Spiky Oreo Dory are a versatile fish and suitable for most cooking methods including baked, fried, grilled, poached and steamed.

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