Taxon profile


Dwarf Sunfish
Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cephalus cocherani Traill, 1832
Cephalus elongatus Risso, 1827
Cephalus oblongus Shaw, 1804
Cephalus varius Shaw, 1804
Diodon dimidiatus Walbaum, 1792
Mola planci Nardo, 1827
Orthragoriscus battarae Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus oblongus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Orthragoriscus solaris Gronow, 1854
Orthragoriscus truncatus (Retzius, 1785)

Other names

= Oblong Sunfish
= Truncated Sunfish

Least Concern


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Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [1750]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/23031]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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