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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Mola mola Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms:

Tetraodon Mola Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 334 ('Habitat in M. Mediterraneo').
Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1798, Tabl. élém. Hist. nat.: 323.
Orthagoriscus mola: Costa, 1850: 28, pl. 63-64 Moreau, 1881: 74 Day, 1884: 272, pl. 148 Nobre, 1935: 240, pl. 34 (fig. 109) Soljan, 1963: 119, fig. 251.
Mola mola: Jordan, 1885, 8: 393 (Pacific coast of Tropical America) Fowler, 1936, 2: 1123, fig. 469 Fraser-Brunner, 1951: 113, fig. 15-18 Lozano Rey, 1952: 365, fig. 20 Bigelow & Schroeder, 1953: 528, fig. 282 Dieuzeide et al., 1955: 360, fig. Bini, 1968, 8: 107, fig. Wheeler, 1969: 571, 2 fig.,map Ben-Tuvia, 1971: 35.


Common names:

bezedor [Pr]
bucanj [Hr]
dag hashemesh [Iw]
fegaropsaro [He]
hout kmar [Ar]
klumpfisk [Da]
klumpfisk [No]
klumpfisk [Sv]
maanvis [Ne]
mola [It]
mola [Mlt]
mondfisch [De]
ocean sunfish [En]
peixe lua [Pr]
pervane [Tu]
pesce luna [It]
pez luna [Es]
poisson lune [Fr]
samaket el-shams [Eg]
sun-fish En]

Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)