Species Details : Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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, 1797 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1797
Molacanthus pallasii Swainson, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Molacanthus pallasii Swainson, 1839
Orthagoriscus analis Ayres, 1859 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthagoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
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 rondeletii Ranzani, 1839 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Orthragoriscus rondeletii 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 Transliteration Language Country
Opesee-sonvis - Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Hana - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Peshkahana - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Peshku hënë - Albanian Albania Click here to show the literature
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Hout kmar - Arabic Tunisia Click here to show the literature
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Mola - Arabic Algeria(Ghazaouet) Click here to show the literature
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Niffâkha - Arabic Lebanon Click here to show the literature
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Poisson lune - Arabic Algeria(Beni-Saf, Alger, Annaba) Click here to show the literature
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Poisson soleil - Arabic Algeria(Bejaia) 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(Catalunya) Click here to show the literature
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Mbamba - Comorian Comoros Click here to show the literature
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Mbamba kubwa - Comorian Comoros Click here to show the literature
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Mula - Corsican France(Corsica.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesciu tondu - Corsican France(Corsica.) Click here to show the literature
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Bačva - Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Bucan - Croatian Croatia
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(Pacific Coast.) 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 Persian Gulf. 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 Canada(British Columbia) 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 French Polynesia 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 - 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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Harilik kuukala - Estonian Estonia Click here to show the literature
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Mánafiskur - Faroese - 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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Môle - French Canada(Quebec) Click here to show the literature
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Môle - French France(Including Corsica.) Click here to show the literature
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Môle commun - French Canada(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(Ancona and Pescara.) Click here to show the literature
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Luna - Italian Italy(Roma.) Click here to show the literature
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Mola - Italian Italy(Crotone and Messina.) Click here to show the literature
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Mola cocciulara - Italian Italy(Messina.) Click here to show the literature
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Mulacchia - Italian Italy(Messina.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesce bala - Italian Italy(Monfalcone.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesce luna - Italian Italy(Toscana and Monfalcone.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesce mola - Italian Italy(Napoli (Ref. 26335).) Click here to show the literature
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Pescio meua - Italian Italy(Savona.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesciu luna - Italian Italy(Olbia.) Click here to show the literature
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Pesciu meua - Italian Italy(Genova.) Click here to show the literature
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Pisci luna - Italian Italy(Palermo.) Click here to show the literature
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Pisci mola - Italian Italy(Catania.) Click here to show the literature
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Manbô - Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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개복치 Gaebokchi Korean - Click here to show the literature
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Takabatra - Malagasy Madagascar 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) Man bo(cheng gong) 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) Hai chong(peng hu) 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 Fan che tun Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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翻車魨 Fan che tun Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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翻车鲀 Fan che tun 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 Jhe fang Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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蜇鱼 Zhe yu Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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蜇鲂 Zhe fang 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 Propela Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Φεγγαρόψαρο Fengaropsaro 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(Persian Gulf and Oman Sea) 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 - 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 - 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 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(Galicia) 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 balığı - 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 balığı - 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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Pysgodyn haul - Welsh UK Engld Wal Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Kingdom Animalia CoL
Phylum Chordata CoL
Class Actinopterygii FishBase
Order Tetraodontiformes FishBase
Family Molidae FishBase
Genus Mola FishBase
Distribution: Warm and temperate zones of all oceans. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 2850) to Peru and Chile (Ref. 5530). Western Pacific: Japan to Australia (Ref. 86345). Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to South Africa (occasionally western Baltic, Mediterranean). Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada (Ref. 7251) to Argentina (Ref. 36453).
Environment: Marine
Additional data: -
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 19-May-2014
Source database: FishBase, Feb 2018   99%
Bibliographic citation: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds). (2020). FishBase (version Feb 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2019. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=1732
Conversion date: 2019-05-01 01:30:39