Dory (fish)

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John Dory

A dory is a fish belonging to the order Zeiformes. The common name dory (from the Middle English dorre, from the Middle French doree, lit. "gilded one") is shared (officially and colloquially) by members of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.

Zeiformes[change | change source]

Main article: Zeiformes

Zeiformes /ˈziːɪfɔːrmiːz/ are a small order of marine ray-finned fish.

As food[change | change source]

John Dory is a delicious fish with delicate white flesh and a firm, flaky texture. A saltwater fish, it has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, and can be served sautéed, baked, steamed, poached, or even coated in breadcrumbs and fried.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Zeiformes" in FishBase. March 2005 version. J.S. Nelson, Fishes of the World
  2. Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2011-05-17.