Spiky oreo

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Spiky oreo
Neocyttus rhomboidalis (Spiky oreo).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Oreosomatidae
Genus: Neocyttus
Species: N. rhomboidalis
Binomial name
Neocyttus rhomboidalis
Gilchrist, 1906

The spiky oreo (Neocyttus rhomboidalis) is an oreo of the genus Neocyttus, found in all southern oceans at depths of between 200 and 1,300 m. Its length is up to 40 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Neocyttus rhomboidalis" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8