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

Genus: Mola

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Max. Length 300 cm TL
Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)

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Mola alexandrini
[Bumphead sunfish]

Photo by Zuberbuhler, T.

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

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Mola mola
[Ocean 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]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mola alexandrini Bumphead sunfish Circumglobal 300 TL 1839
Mola mola Ocean sunfish Warm and temperate zones 333 TL 1758
Mola tecta Hoodwinker ocean sunfish Widespread in the tempera 242 TL 2017

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