John Dory (Zeus faber), parore (Girella tricuspidata)
1. ZEUS AUSTRALIS = John Dory (Zeus faber)
2. CRENIDENS TRIGLYPHUS = parore (Girella tricuspidata)
Author Erebus (Ship).; Gray, John Edward; Richardson, John; Ross, James Clark; Terror (Ship).
Full title The zoology of the voyage of the H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, during the years 1839 to 1843. By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Edited by John Richardson and John Edward Gray.
John Dory (Zeus faber) is an edible benthic coastal marine fish with a laterally compressed olive-yellow body which has a large dark spot, and long spines on the dorsal fin. The dark spot is used to flash an 'evil eye' if danger approaches. Its large eyes at the front of the head provide it with binocular vision and depth perception, which are important for predators. The John Dory's eye spot on the side of its body also confuses prey, which are scooped up in its big mouth.
Girella tricuspidata, the parore (in New Zealand), or luderick, black bream, or blackfish (in Australia), is a species of sea chub native to coastal marine and brackish waters of southeastern Australia and New Zealand.