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Mola mola


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lexID:
3256 
AphiaID:
127405 
Scientific:
Mola mola 
German:
Mondfisch 
English:
Giant Sunfish, Headfish, Mola Ocean Sunfish, Moonfish, Ocean Sunfish, Sunfish, Sun-fish 
Category:
Kulfiskar 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Molidae (Family) > Mola (Genus) > mola (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Oman / Oman, Panama, Madeira, Southeast Atlantic, India, Tansania, Israel, Russland, Myanmar, Trindade and Martim Vaz, El Salvador, Jordan, São Tomé e Principé, United States Minor Outlying Islands, the Faroe Islands, Sierra Leone, French Guiana, Niue, Vietnam, The Gulf of Guinea, Norfolk Island, Comores, Pakistan, Circumglobal, Line Islands, Morocco, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Tokelau, Yemen, Newfoundland, Eritrea, Senegal, Nigeria, Venezuela, Somalia, Gambia, North Pacific (Ocean), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Cuba, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Haiti, Phoenix Islands, Mayotte, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Namibia, the Ivory Coast, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Equatorial Guinea, Uruguay, Wake Atoll, Benin, Congo, Guatemala, Clipperton Island, Howland Island, Peru, Iran, Mozambique, Tuvalu, the Nicobar Islands, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, the Canary Islands, Spratly Islands, Barbados, Ghana, Northern Mariana Islands, West Sahara, Columbia, Guadeloupe, Oceanodromous, Réunion , Straße von Gibralta, Chile, Paracel-Islands, Sudan, Togo, Djibouti, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Nauru, Tunesien, Ecuador, Cameroon, the Netherlands Antilles, Bakers Island, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati, Alaska , Algeriet, Amerikanska Samoa, Andamanska Havet, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua och Barbuda, Argentina, Australien, Azorerna, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Brittiska Jungfruöarna, Brittiska öarna, Caymanöarna, Centrala Atlanten, Centrala Stilla Havet, Dominica, Dominikanska Republiken, Egypten, Europeiska kusten, Fiji, Filippinerna, Franska Polynesien, Galapagos, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Isole Turks e Caicos, Japan, Johnstonatollen, Julöarna, Kanada, Karibien, Kenya, Kina, Kokosöarna, Korea, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Maldiverna, Marschallöarna, Mauritius, Medelhavet, Mexicanska golfen, Mikronesien, Nicaragua, Nordatlanten, Nya Kaledonien, Nya Zeeland, Östra Atlanten, Östra Stillahavet, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Påsköarna, Persiska viken, Pitcairnöarna, Röda Havet, Saint Kitts och Nevis, Salomonöarna, Samoa, Seychellerna , Singapore, Skandinavien, Södra Stilla Havet, South Atlantic , Sri Lanka, St Vincent och Grenadinerna, St. Helena, St. Lucia, Svarta Havet, Sydafrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad och Tobago, Vanuatu , Västra Atlanten, Västra Indiska Oceanen, Västra Stillahavet, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
30 - 480 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 400cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 28°C 
Food:
Krabbor, maneter, Sjöborrar, Skaldjur, Småfisk, Stjöstjärnor, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-21 12:12:19 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Mola mola has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Mola mola in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Mola mola. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

Mola mola, also called the moon- or sunfish, a representative of the open ocean and found in all oceans around the globe. From the edge of the Arctic Circle to South Africa, from the south coast of Australia and New Zealand to Alaska in the north, there are sightings. The only exceptions are the waters around South America, so far there are no sightings.

The name Mola mola means "milestone" and he is in the world of fishes a real milestone. With up to 4 meters in length certainly not be overlooked and yet is rarely found in the open ocean. Absolutely peaceful and yet impressive, once you get him to see, this is certainly a memorable moment.

Certainly not an aquarium fish, with his size certainly no wonder. Also in very large display aquariums it should be, if at all, rarely or not at all found.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Molidae
Genus: Mola
Species: M. Mola



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derhirrsch am 31.01.11#2
Im Aquarium in Palma habe ich diesen tollen Fisch auch schon gesehen.
Markus Köchle am 11.07.10#1
Hallo Heinz,

so selten kommt der in großen Schauaquarien gar nicht vor, ich weiß z.B. von Exemplaren in Lissabon und Valencia

Grüße

Markus
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