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Mola mola


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lexID:
3256 
Scientific:
Mola mola 
German:
Mondfisch 
English:
Giant Sunfish, Headfish, Mola Ocean Sunfish, Moonfish, Ocean Sunfish, Sunfish, Sun-fish 
Category:
Pesci palla 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Molidae (Family) > Mola (Genus) > mola (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, 1758) 
Occurrence:
Senegal, Clipperton Island, the Faroe Islands, Nigeria, Venezuela, Somalia, Gambia, North Pacific (Ocean), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Phoenix Islands, Barbados, Mayotte, Jamaica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Namibia, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Eritrea, Uruguay, Djibouti, Wake Atoll, Congo, Guatemala, Howland Island, Peru, Bakers Island, Iran, Mozambique, the Ivory Coast, Circumglobal, Tuvalu, the Canary Islands, the Nicobar Islands, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Spratly Islands, Ghana, Northern Mariana Islands, Columbia, Guadeloupe, Oceanodromous, Réunion , Straße von Gibralta, Paracel-Islands, Sudan, Togo, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Nauru, Tunesien, Cameroon, the Netherlands Antilles, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Panama, Madeira, Southeast Atlantic, India, Tansania, Israel, Russland, Myanmar, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Jordan, São Tomé e Principé, Ecuador, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Niue, West Sahara, Vietnam, The Gulf of Guinea, Norfolk Island, Comores, Pakistan, Equatorial Guinea, Line Islands, Morocco, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Benin, Tokelau, Yemen, El Salvador, Newfoundland, Alaska , Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua e Barbuda, Argentina, Atlantico centrale, Atlantico occidentale, Atlantico orientale, Atlantico settentrionale, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Azzorre, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasile, Canada , Caraibi, Christmas Islands, Cina, Corea, Coste Europee, Dominica, Egitto, Fiji, Filippine, Galapagos , Giappone, Golfo del Messico, Golfo Persico, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isola di Pasqua, Isole Britanniche, Isole Cayman, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Isole Turks e Caicos, Isole Vergini britanniche, Isole Vergini, Stati Uniti, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar Nero, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Mediterraneo, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Zelanda, Oceano Indiano, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Pacifico centrale, Pacifico meridionale, Pacifico occidentale, Pacifico orientale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Picairns, Polinesia Francese, Repubblica Dominicana, Samoa, Samoa americane, Scandinavia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Atlantic, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts e Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent e Grenadines, St.Helena, Sudafrica, Tailandia, Taiwan, Territorio britannico dell'oceano indiano, Tonga, Trinidad e Tobago, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
30 - 480 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 400cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 28°C 
Food:
Crostacei, Granchi, medusa, Piccoli pesci, Ricci di mare, Stelle marine, zooplancton 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
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:
2019-03-02 22:39:57 

tossico

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:
[overview_and_url_DE]
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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