Smooth oreo

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Smooth oreo
Pseudocyttus maculatus (Smooth oreo).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Oreosomatidae
Genus: Pseudocyttus
Gilchrist, 1906
Species: P. maculatus
Binomial name
Pseudocyttus maculatus
Gilchrist, 1906

The smooth oreo or smooth dory, (Pseudocyttus maculatus), is an oreo, the only species in the genus Pseudocyttus. It is found in all southern oceans at depths of between 400 and 1,500 metres (1,300 and 4,900 ft). Its length is up to 60 centimetres (24 in).


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Pseudocyttus maculatus" 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