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

Ostracion laevis Pennant, 1776
Orthragoriscus battarae Ranzani, 1839
Ostracion boops Richardson, 1845
Cephalus cocherani Traill, 1832
Diodon dimidiatus Walbaum, 1792
Cephalus elongatus Risso, 1827
Ranzania makua Jenkins, 1895
Orthragoriscus oblongus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cephalus oblongus Shaw, 1804
Orthragus oblongus Rafinesque, 1810

Other names

= Oblong Sunfish
= Truncated Sunfish

Least Concern LC


Ranzania laevis - Dwarf Sunfish

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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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