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Fish of Noosa & the Sunshine Coast

Fish of the Queensland Coast



John Dory are an unusual looking fish with a huge mouth, but deliciously tasty. John Dory are certainly an interesting looking fish - many would say ugly, however it certainly makes up for it in table qualities - some would say the best tasting fish in Australia. They are a dark brown with a large spot on both sides of its body. John Dory are a deep oval shape almost flat with a very large head and eyes. The large upward shaping mouth extends outward to engulf its prey.


John Dory range in Australia from Southern Queensland, through New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and half way up the Western Australian Coastline. Lives mostly in offshore reefs and often taken by trawlers. It does sometimes come into bays and estuaries. In New Zealand John Dory range right around the North Island and the top quarter of the South Island.

Also Known As

John Dory; St Peters Fish

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