The Dwarf Dory is an undescribed species. This page gives an overview of the Dwarf Dories.
The Dwarf Dories have very large eyes and a protrusible mouth. They have pelvic fins with a strong spine (serrated in Zenion) and six or seven rays. There is a spiny ridge at the base of both the dorsal and anal fins.
Dwarf Dories are benthic fishes that occur in continental slope waters at depths from 150 m to well over 1000 m.
Dwarf Dories occur in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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