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Cyttus traversi (King dory).gif
King dory Cyttus traversi

Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Cyttidae
T. N. Gill, 1893
Genus: Cyttus
Günther, 1860

Cyttus is the sole genus in the family Cyttidae a family of large, showy, deep-bodied zeiform marine fish. Members of this genus are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Cyttus in FishBase. October 2012 version.