WoRMS taxon details

Mola tecta Nyegaard, Sawai, Gemmell, Gillum, Loneragan, Yamanoue & Stewart, 2017

1042750  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1042750)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Nyegaard, M.; Sawai, E.; Gemmell, N.; Gillum, J.; Loneragan, N. R.; Yamanoue, Y.; Stewart, A. L. (2017). Hiding in broad daylight: molecular and morphological data reveal a new ocean sunfish species (Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) that has eluded recognition. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx040 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology The species name tecta is derived from the Latin tectus (disguised, hidden), as this species evaded discovery for nearly...  
Etymology The species name tecta is derived from the Latin tectus (disguised, hidden), as this species evaded discovery for nearly three centuries, despite the keen interest among early sunfish taxonomists and the continued attention these curious fish receive.
The Japanese name is derived from the species name tecta: ‘hidden’ (Kakure), sunfish’ (manbo), while the English name, ‘Hoodwinker’, pertains to the figurative meaning ‘trickster, deceiving by disguise’, c. 1600. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Mola tecta Nyegaard, Sawai, Gemmell, Gillum, Loneragan, Yamanoue & Stewart, 2017. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1042750 on 2018-11-13
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original description Nyegaard, M.; Sawai, E.; Gemmell, N.; Gillum, J.; Loneragan, N. R.; Yamanoue, Y.; Stewart, A. L. (2017). Hiding in broad daylight: molecular and morphological data reveal a new ocean sunfish species (Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) that has eluded recognition. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx040 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
From editor or global species database
Etymology The species name tecta is derived from the Latin tectus (disguised, hidden), as this species evaded discovery for nearly three centuries, despite the keen interest among early sunfish taxonomists and the continued attention these curious fish receive.
The Japanese name is derived from the species name tecta: ‘hidden’ (Kakure), sunfish’ (manbo), while the English name, ‘Hoodwinker’, pertains to the figurative meaning ‘trickster, deceiving by disguise’, c. 1600. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Hoodwinker ocean sunfish  [details]