Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataActinopterygiiTetraodontiformesMolidaeMola

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Full Name

Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common names

  • Giant sunfish eng
  • Headfish eng
  • Mola ocean sunfish eng
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Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in New Zealand Source: NZOR, http://www.nzor.org.nz
  • Present in New Zealand Source: ChecklistBank 117200078
  • Present in new zealand exclusive economic zone Source: King, C. M. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Bell, B. D. ; Fordyce, R. E. ; Nicoll, R. S. ; Worthy, T. H. ; Paulin, C. D. ; Hitchmough, R. A. ; Keyes, I. W. ; Baker, A. N. ; Stewart, A. L. ; Hiller, N. ; McDowall, R. M. ; Holdaway, R. N. ; McPhee, R. P. ; Schwarzhans, W. W. ; Tennyson, A. J. D. ; Rust, S. ; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.
  • Present in mrgid:26584 canadian exclusive economic zone [pacific part] Source: Gillespie, G. E. 1993. An updated list of the fishes of British Columbia, and those of interest in adjacent waters, with numeric code designations. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 1918: 116 p.
  • Present in mrgid:4313 coastal waters of southeast alaska and british columbia Source: Gillespie, G. E. 1993. An updated list of the fishes of British Columbia, and those of interest in adjacent waters, with numeric code designations. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 1918: 116 p.

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Classification

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Actinopterygii
order
Tetraodontiformes
family
Molidae
genus
Mola
species
Mola mola
 
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Bibliography

Alegre, M., J. Lleonart and J. Veny (1992) Espècies pesqueres d'interès comercial. Nomenclatura oficial catalana.: Departament de Cultura, Generalitat Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.

Assadi, H. and R. Dehghani P. (1997) Atlas of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman fishes.: Iranian Fisheries Research and Training Organization, Iran.

Bauchot, M.-L. (1987) Poissons osseux.: p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome.

Bruce, J.R., J.S. Colman and N.S. Jones (1963) Marine fauna of the Isle of Man.: Memoir No. 36. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool.

Béarez, P. (1996) Lista de los peces marinos del Ecuador continental.: Rev. Biol. Trop. 44(2):731-741.

Carl, H. (2003) Danish fish names.: Zoological Museum of Copenhagen. Unpublished.

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (2003) Chinese aquatic germplasm resources database.: http://zzzy.fishinfo.cn

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Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

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