WoRMS taxon details

Molidae Bonaparte, 1835

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

accepted
Family
Genus Masturus Gill, 1884
Genus Mola Koelreuter, 1766
  » Species Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)
  » Species Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Mola tecta Nyegaard, Sawai, Gemmell, Gillum, Loneragan, Yamanoue & Stewart, 2017
  » Species Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Mola aspera Nardo, 1827 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Mola hispida Nardo, 1827 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Mola lanceolata (Liénard, 1840) accepted as Masturus lanceolatus (Liénard, 1840)
  » Species Mola lanceolatus (Liénard, 1840) accepted as Masturus lanceolatus (Liénard, 1840)
  » Species Mola planci Nardo, 1827 accepted as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)
  » Species Mola ramsayi (Giglioli, 1883) accepted as Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)
  » Species Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1797 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Genus Ranzania Nardo, 1840

Genus Aledon Castelnau, 1861 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Cephalus Shaw, 1804 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766 (synonym)
Genus Diplanchias Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Molacanthus Swainson, 1839 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Orthragoriscus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
  » Species Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)
  » Species Orthragoriscus analis Ayres, 1859 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus battarae Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)
  » Species Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus elegans Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus eurypterus Philippi, 1892 accepted as Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)
  » Species Orthragoriscus fasciatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus ghini Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus hispidus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus lunaris Gronow, 1854 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus mola (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus oblongus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 accepted as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)
  » Species Orthragoriscus ramsayi Giglioli, 1883 accepted as Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)
  » Species Orthragoriscus redi Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus retzii Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus rondeletii Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Orthragoriscus rondeletti Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Orthragoriscus solaris Gronow, 1854 accepted as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)
  » Species Orthragoriscus truncatus (Retzius, 1785) accepted as Ranzania laevis (Pennant, 1776)
  » Species Orthragoriscus nasus Ranzani (uncertain, unassessed)
Genus Orthragus Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Ozodura Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Pedalion Guilding, 1838 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Pseudomola Cadenat, 1959 accepted as Masturus Gill, 1884
Genus Trematopsis Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
Genus Tympanomium Ranzani, 1839 accepted as Mola Koelreuter, 1766
marine, brackish
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. (2021). FishBase. Molidae Bonaparte, 1835. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125609 on 2021-12-06
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2021). ECoF. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2021., 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 マンボウ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål månefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk månefiskfamilien  [details]
Swedish klumpfiskar  [details]
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