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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Molidae Molas or Ocean Sunfishes

Genus: Mola

(See list of species below)



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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.

Warm and temperate zones
Max. Length 333 cm TL
Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.
 
Mola mola
[Ocean sunfish]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Restricted to the South P
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Mola ramsayi (Giglioli, 1883)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Mola ramsayi
[Southern sunfish]

Photo by Nyegaard, M.

Widespread in the tempera
Max. Length 242 cm TL
Mola tecta Nyegaard, Sawai, Gemmell, Gillum, Loneragan, Yamanoue & Stewart, 2017

Photo by Nyegaard, M.
 
Mola tecta
[Hoodwinker ocean sunfish]
3 Species of Family Molidae with Genus Mola
(Molas or Ocean Sunfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Mola mola Ocean sunfish Warm and temperate zones 333 TL
1883 Mola ramsayi Southern sunfish Restricted to the South P 300 TL
2017 Mola tecta Hoodwinker ocean sunfish Widespread in the tempera 242 TL



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