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Zeus faber - John Dory

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Actinopterygii - Order: Zeiformes - Family: Zeidae

John dory

This strange looking fish occasionally turns up in catches made by boat anglers around the coast of Wales.

A 5lb 7oz (approx 2.5kg) specimen was caught in Cardigan Bay in 1973, and that fish still holds the Welsh rod-caught record for this remarkable species.


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