Marine Animal: Mola mola

Mola mola

Description

The scaleless body is covered with extremely thick, elastic skin. The caudal fin is replaced by a rudder-like structure called 'clavus'. Dorsal and anal fins very high with short base. Pectorals small and rounded, directed upward. Mouth very small; teeth

Common names

  • Giant Sunfish
  • Headfish
  • Mola Ocean Sunfish
  • Moonfish
  • Ocean Sunfish
  • Sunfish
  • Sun-Fish

Taxonomy

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