Accepted scientific name:
Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:
Aledon capensis Castelnau, 1861 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Aledon capensis Castelnau, 1861
Aledon storeri Castelnau, 1861 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Aledon storeri Castelnau, 1861
Cephalus brevis Shaw, 1804 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cephalus brevis Shaw, 1804
Cephalus ortagoriscus Risso, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cephalus ortagoriscus Risso, 1827
Cephalus pallasianus Shaw, 1804 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cephalus pallasianus Shaw, 1804
Diodon carinatus Mitchill, 1828 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Diodon carinatus Mitchill, 1828
Diodon mola Pallas, 1770 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Diodon mola Pallas, 1770
Diodon nummularis Walbaum, 1792 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Diodon nummularis Walbaum, 1792
Diplanchias nasus Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Diplanchias nasus Rafinesque, 1810
Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766
Mola aspera Nardo, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Mola aspera Nardo, 1827
Mola hispida Nardo, 1827 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Mola hispida Nardo, 1827
Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1798 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1798
Molacanthus pallasii Swainson, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Molacanthus pallasii Swainson, 1839
Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus analis Ayres, 1859 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus elegans Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus elegans Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus fasciatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus fasciatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Orthragoriscus ghini Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus ghini Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus hispidus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus hispidus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Orthragoriscus lunaris Gronow, 1854 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus lunaris Gronow, 1854
Orthragoriscus mola (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orthragoriscus redi Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus redi Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus retzii Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus retzii Ranzani, 1839
Orthragoriscus rondeletti Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus rondeletti Ranzani, 1839
Orthragus luna Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragus luna Rafinesque, 1810
Ozodura orsini Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Ozodura orsini Ranzani, 1839
Pedalion gigas Guilding, 1838 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Pedalion gigas Guilding, 1838
Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758
Trematopsis willugbei Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Trematopsis willugbei Ranzani, 1839
Tympanomium planci Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Tympanomium planci Ranzani, 1839
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Opesee-sonvis Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Hout kmar Arabic Tunisia Click here to show the literature
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Niffakha Arabic Lebanon Click here to show the literature
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Samaket el-shams Arabic Egypt Click here to show the literature
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Bot Catalan Spain Click here to show the literature
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Bacva Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Bucanj Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Mih Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Misec Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Pešeluna Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Veliki pešibarila Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Almindelig klumpfisk Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Klumpfisk Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Maanvis Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Maanvisch Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Giant sunfish English Sri Lanka Click here to show the literature
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Headfish English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Mola ocean sunfish English Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Moonfish English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Alaska Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Can Br Colum Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Canada Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English Spain Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English St Helena Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Ocean sunfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Sun-fish English Isle of Man Click here to show the literature
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Sun-fish English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Sunfish English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Sunfish English New Zealand Click here to show the literature
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Sunfish English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Sunfish English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Mánafiskur Faroese Faeroe Is Click here to show the literature
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Möhkäkala Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Boloublè Fon GBE Benin Click here to show the literature
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Mole French Can Quebec Click here to show the literature
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Mole French USA Click here to show the literature
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Môle commun French Can Quebec Click here to show the literature
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Môle commun French France Click here to show the literature
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Poisson lune French France Click here to show the literature
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Poisson-lune French France Click here to show the literature
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Mondfisch German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Dag hashemesh Hebrew Israel Click here to show the literature
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Tunglfiskur Icelandic Iceland Click here to show the literature
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Girasole Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Luna Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Mola Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Mola cocciulara Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Mulacchia Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce bala Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce luna Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce mola Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pescio meua Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesciu luna Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesciu meua Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pisci luna Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pisci mola Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Manbô Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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개복치 Korean Korea, South Click here to show the literature
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Matahari Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Mola Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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Pixxi mola Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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Pixxiluna Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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Pixxitambur Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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Qamar Maltese Malta Click here to show the literature
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曼波(成功) Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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曼波(成功) Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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海虫(澎湖) Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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海蟲(澎湖) Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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翻車魨 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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翻車魨 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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翻车鲀 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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蜇魚 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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蜇魴 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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蜇鱼 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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蜇鲂 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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Raataahuihui Maori New Zealand Click here to show the literature
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Fegaropsaro Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Προπέλα Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Φεγγαρόψαρο Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Klumpfisk Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Månefisk Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Korshid-mahi-e-oghyanoosi Persian Iran Click here to show the literature
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Samoglów Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Bezedor Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Lua Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Lua Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Orelhão Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Peixe lua Portuguese Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Peixe lua Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-lua Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-lua Portuguese Madeira Is Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-lua Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-roda Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Rolim Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Sol Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Mambo Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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Peste luna Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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Голова-рыба обыкновенная Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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луна-рыба Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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Bucanj Serbian Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Bucanj Serbian Serbia and Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Morski mesec Slovenian Slovenia Click here to show the literature
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Mola Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Mola Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Peixe lua Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pez cabeza Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Pez luna Spanish Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Pez luna Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pez sol Spanish Ecuador Click here to show the literature
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Pez sol Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Klumpfisk Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Ay baligi Turkish Turkey Click here to show the literature
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Pervane Turkish Turkey Click here to show the literature
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Pervane baligi Turkish Turkey Click here to show the literature
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Cá Mặt trăng Vietnamese Viet Nam Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Molidae
Genus Mola
Distribution: The species appears in warm and temperate zones of all oceans. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 2850) to Peru and Chile (Ref. 5530). Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to South Africa (occasionally western Baltic, Mediterranean). Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada (Ref. 7251) to Argentina (Ref. 36453).
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2011
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: -
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=1732
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d1358394-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201