WoRMS taxon details

Molidae Bonaparte, 1835

125609  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125609)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Distribution: tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Jaws with 2 fused teeth. Each...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Molidae Bonaparte, 1835. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125609 on 2018-06-22
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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]
 



LanguageName 
English ocean sunfishesmolas  [details]
German Mondfische  [details]
Japanese マンボウ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål månefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk månefiskfamilien  [details]
Swedish klumpfiskar  [details]