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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 »  genus Mola

Scientific synonyms

Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758
Diodon mola Pallas, 1770
Orthragus mola Rafinesque, 1810
Orthragoriscus mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766
Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani, 1839
Orthagoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
Orthragoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
Mola aspera Nardo, 1827
Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani, 1839

Other names

= Headfish
= Mola Ocean Sunfish
= Moonfish
= Ocean Sunfish

Vulnerable

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