Mola mola, Giant sunfish, Headfish, Mola ocean sunfish, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Mola mola, Giant sunfish, Headfish, Mola ocean sunfish, photos, facts and physical characteristics

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

Mola mola Common Names

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

Mola mola Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Mola mola? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Mola mola species belongs to.

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Mola mola, marine species closely related

Mola mola, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Mola mola marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Mola mola. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Mola mola are marked in green.

Mola mola, geographic distribution

Where is Mola mola found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Mola mola can be found.

Mola mola, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Mola mola species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Mola mola.