Marine Wildlife Encyclopedia
John Dory Zeus faber
The John Dory has one of the most distinctive appearances of all fish, with a rounded but very thin body, a heavy mouth, and tall fins. It is an expert hunter, stealthily approaching its prey head-on. In this attitude, the John Dory's thin body is almost invisible and it can approach other fish closely. When it comes within striking range, the John Dory shoots out its protrusible jaws and engulfs its victim.