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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Paracanthopterygii
Series: Zeiogadaria
Subseries: Zeiariae
Ordo: Zeiformes
Subordo: Zeioidei

Familia: Zeidae
Genus: Zenopsis
Species: Z. stabilispinosa


Nakabo T. ; Bray D.J. & Yamada U., 2006: A new species of Zenopsis (Zeiformes: Zeidae) from the South China Sea, East China Sea and off Western Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 63 (1): 91–96. Full article: [1].

Zenopsis is a genus of dories, a group of marine fish. There are four extant species, but the genus is also known from fossils dating back to the Oligocene epoch. They largely resemble the better-known John Dory, and are typically found in relatively deep water, below normal scuba diving depth.

There are currently four recognized recent species in this genus:[2]

Zenopsis conchifer (R. T. Lowe, 1852) (sometimes misspelled[3] Z. conchifera) (Silvery John dory)
Zenopsis nebulosa (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) (mirror dory)
Zenopsis oblongus Parin, 1989
Zenopsis stabilispinosa Nakabo, D. J. Bray & Yamada, 2006


Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Zenopsis in FishBase. October 2012 version.
Bailly, N. (2013). Zenopsis conchifer (Lowe, 1852). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Accessed 6 June 2013.

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