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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:
Kuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Molidae (Family) > Mola (Genus) > mola (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, 1758) 
Occurrence:
Nigeria, Venezuela, Senegal, Clipperton Island, the Faroe Islands, North Pacific (Ocean), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Somalia, Gambia, Cuba, Haiti, Barbados, Mayotte, Phoenix Islands, Namibia, Jamaica, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Eritrea, Uruguay, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Wake Atoll, Djibouti, Congo, Guatemala, Bakers Island, Howland Island, Peru, Mozambique, Iran, the Ivory Coast, Tuvalu, Circumglobal, the Nicobar Islands, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, the Canary Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Columbia, Spratly Islands, Ghana, Réunion , Straße von Gibralta, Guadeloupe, Oceanodromous, Sudan, Paracel-Islands, Togo, Nauru, Tunesien, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, the Netherlands Antilles, Cameroon, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Madeira, Southeast Atlantic, Panama, Tansania, India, Myanmar, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Israel, Russland, Ecuador, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Jordan, São Tomé e Principé, Niue, Vietnam, West Sahara, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Comores, The Gulf of Guinea, Norfolk Island, Equatorial Guinea, Line Islands, Pakistan, Morocco, Suriname, Benin, Tokelau, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Newfoundland, Yemen, Alaska, Algeriet, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Argentina, Australien, Azorerne, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britisk indiske Ocean territorium, Britiske Jomfruøer, Britiske øer, Canada, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Centrale Atlanterhav, Centrale stillehav, Cook øerne, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Egypten, Europæiske kyster, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Galapagos, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Johnston Atollen, Juleøerne, Kenya, Kina, Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mexikanske golf, Middelhavet, Mikronesien , New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nordlige Atlanterhav, Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Påskeøen, Persiske golf, Pitcairns øgruppen, Rødehavet, Saint Helena, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Skandinavien, Sortehavet, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Syd Afrika, Sydatlanten, Sydlige Stillehav, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, Vanuatu , Vestlige Atlanterhav, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Vestlige Stillehav, Virgin Islands, U.S., Østlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
30 - 480 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 400cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 28°C 
Food:
Jellyfish, Krabber, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Søpindsvin, Søstjerner, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Ikke egnet til akvarier! 
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 

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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