The John Dory is an active predator and eats a variety of schooling fishes and invertebrates. It lives in a wide depth range, from 15 feet (5 m) to 1200 feet (360 m) and usually stays near the seafloor, over both soft and hard bottoms. John Dories are medium-sized predators in the systems in which they live. They reach lengths of approximately two feet (65 cm) and weights of a few pounds. Larger bony fishes and sharks are known to feed on John Dories.