CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Tetraodontiformes (order)  »  Molidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 470005 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Mola tecta   Nyegaard, Sawai, Gemmell, Gillum, Loneragan, Yamanoue & Stewart, 2017

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 470 Molidae (Ocean Sunfishes) - show full list
Standard Name: [an ocean sunfish]
Organism Type: an ocean sunfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 470902     Mola spp.
Taxon Notes:Added based on description by Nyegaard et al 2017. Confirmed from southeast Australia (NSW, SA, Tas & Vic), NZ, South Africa and Chile.

FoA 5366
View at FoA
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2023-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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