Dorsal Dan is a light orange fish. He has periwinkle colored eyes. He has red-orange fins and red-orange lips, and buck teeth that come out of his mouth. He has a zig-zag shaped mustache. He wears a blackish gray jacket. He has eyebrows that hover over his eyes.
Role in series
When he first appears, he tells Mrs. Puff that SpongeBob and Stickyfins Whiting has escaped. Mrs. Puff feels some romance to him, and even more later. Later, when Dorsal Dan and Mrs. Puff find Stickyfins and SpongeBob. At the end of the episode, Dorsal Dan along with Stickyfins are found by the police and are both sent to a solitary cell.