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Black oreo

Latin Name: Allocyttus niger,

Weight: 0.5–1kg, up to 2kg

Length: 30–40cm


Black oreo belong to the Oreosomatidae family (oreos). They are not members of the Zeidae family (true dories) despite their market name.

Spiky oreo (Neocyttus rhomboidalis) is a related species. They are paler than Black oreo and have greyish fins. They are smaller in size (around 35 centimetres) and are found in flatter, shallower grounds than black oreo. Spiky oreo are not as common as black oreo, and are not a preferred commercial catch.

Wild Caught