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Giant Sunfish
Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Molidae - molas or ocean sunfishes

Scientific synonyms

Acanthosoma carinatum DeKay, 1842
Aledon capensis Castelnau, 1861
Aledon storeri Castelnau, 1861
Cephalus brevis Shaw, 1804
Cephalus ortagoriscus Risso, 1827
Cephalus pallasianus Shaw, 1804
Diodon carinatus Mitchill, 1828
Diodon mola Pallas, 1770
Diodon nummularis Walbaum, 1792
Diplanchias nasus Rafinesque, 1810

Other names

= Headfish
= Mola Ocean Sunfish
= Moonfish
= Ocean Sunfish

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