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Mola mola  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173414

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758
 
    Molacanthus pallasii Swainson, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus retzii Ranzani, 1839
 
    Diodon mola Pallas, 1770
 
    Diodon carinatus Mitchill, 1828
 
    Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1797
 
    Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766
 
    Orthragus luna Rafinesque, 1810
 
    Ozodura orsini Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus lunaris Gronow in Gray, 1854
 
    Pedalion capensis Castelnau, 1861
 
    Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus fasciatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
 
    Trematopsis willugbei Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus rondeletii Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthragoriscus redi Ranzani, 1839
 
    Orthagoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
 
    Orthragoriscus ghini Ranzani, 1839
 
    Aledon storeri Castelnau, 1861
 
    Mola hispida Nardo, 1827
 
    Cephalus pallasianus Shaw, 1804
 
    Cephalus ortagoriscus Risso, 1827
 
    Diodon nummularis Walbaum, 1792
 
    Orthragoriscus elegans Ranzani, 1839
 
    Pedalion gigas Guilding in Swainson, 1838
 
    Tympanomium planci Ranzani, 1839
 
    Cephalus brevis Shaw, 1804
 
    Mola aspera Nardo, 1827
 
    Orthragoriscus hispidus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
 
    Diplanchias nasus Rafinesque, 1810
 
  Common Name(s): ocean sunfish [English]
 
    pez luna [Spanish]
 
    mola [Spanish]
 
    môle [French]
 
    Ocean Sunfish [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderTetraodontiformes  – leatherjackets, cowfishes, filefishes, puffers, triggerfishes, trunkfishes, balistes, poissons-coffres, poissons-globes  
                               SuborderMoloidei   
                                  FamilyMolidae  – trunkfishes, headfishes, molas, ocean sunfishes, molas, poissons-lune  
                                     GenusMola Koelreuter, 1766 – molas  
                                        SpeciesMola mola (Linnaeus, 1758) – ocean sunfish, pez luna, mola, môle, Ocean Sunfish  
       

 References
       
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  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: ocean sunfish[English], môle [French]   
       
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Mola mola   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mola mola   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Claro, Rodolfo, and Lynne R. Parenti / Claro, Rodolfo, Kenyon C. Lindeman, and L. R. Parenti, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 2: The Marine Ichthyofauna of Cuba   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba   
  Page(s): 21-57   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-985-8   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mola mola   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Klein-MacPhee, Grace / Collette, Bruce B., and Grace Klein-MacPhee, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Ocean Sunfishes: Family Molidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, Third Edition   
  Page(s): 603-607   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-951-3   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mola mola   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Sixth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 29   
  Page(s): ix + 386   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-61-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Nelson, Joseph S., Edwin J. Crossman, Héctor Espinosa-Pérez, Lloyd T. Findley, Carter R. Gilbert, Robert N. Lea, and James D. Williams   
  Reference for: Mola mola, mola [Spanish], môle [French], ocean sunfish [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Page, L. M., H. Espinosa-Pérez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, R. N. Lea, N. E. Mandrak, et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Seventh Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 34   
  Page(s): 243   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-934874-318   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mola mola, mola [Spanish], môle [French], Ocean Sunfish [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: A List of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fourth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 12   
  Page(s): 174   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
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  Reference for: Mola mola   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Robins, Richard C., Reeve M. Bailey, Carl E. Bond, James R. Brooker, Ernest A. Lachner, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States and Canada, Fifth Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 20   
  Page(s): 183   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-70-9, 0097-0638  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mola mola   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: East Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
 

 

   

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