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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMolidae 
AphiaID: 125609

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorocean sunfishesUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormolas  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMondfische  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormånefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormånefiskfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorklumpfiskar  [details]
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taxa (15)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMasturus Gill, 1884
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRanzania Nardo, 1840

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAledon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalus Shaw, 1804 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplanchias accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMolacanthus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthagoriscus Cuvier, 1816 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthragoriscus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthragus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOzodura accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPedalion accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomola accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMasturus Gill, 1884
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrematopsis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTympanomium accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMola Koelreuter, 1763
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Jaws with 2 fused teeth. Each side of head with 2 tiny nostrils. Dorsal and anal fins lacking spines, but provides the power for locomotion. Caudal peduncle absent. Caudal fin, when present, a pseudocaudal fin being formed by posteriorly migrated dorsal and anal fin rays. No lateral line. Swim bladder lacking. Vertebrae 16-18. Can attain over 2 m maximum length. Maximum weight 1000 kg. Fecundity can register to an estimated 300,000,000 eggs in Mola mola[details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125609
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Molidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125609 on 2014-07-26
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