Rosy dory (Cyttopsis rosea)Photo Credit: S.W. Ross and M. Rhode (UNCW)
Description: The rosy dory feeds on small fishes and crustaceans near the bottom of the ocean. It is usually seen alone over both reef and sandy habitats. It is a delicious fish, but it’s hard to target and harvest for commercial purposes because it’s found so deep and tends to be a loner.
Figure 1: Relative probability of occurrence of Rosy dory (Cyttopsis rosea) based on computer generated distribution maps. Data source: AquamapsDepth Profile
Figure 2: Approximate depth range of Rosy dory (black box). Slope of seafloor is a generalized representation of the Gulf of Mexico shelf and outer continental shelf.