Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
MarLIN resource
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
  • Mola mola
AquaMaps Resource
AskNature
BHL: BioDivLibrary's photostream
  • Mola mola
BOLDS images II Species
  • Mola mola
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Mola mola
Biopix
  • Mola mola
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Mola mola
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Mola mola
Dutch Marine and Coastal Species Encyclopedia
  • Mola mola
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Mola mola
EOLspecies
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource
Environments
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
IRMNG
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Species
FishBase
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FishWisePro resource
Fishes resource
  • Mola mola
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
  • Mola mola
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Mola mola
Global Biotic Interactions Species
  • Mola mola
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
IABIN resource
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Cephalus brevis Shaw 1804
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus retzii Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragus luna Rafinesque 1810
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus redi Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Ozodura orsini Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Pedalion gigas Guilding, 1838
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Trematopsis willugbei Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus lunaris Gronow, 1854
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Tympanomium planci Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus hispidus Bloch & Schneider 1801
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus fasciatus Bloch & Schneider 1801
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Aledon capensis Castelnau, 1861
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Aledon storeri Castelnau 1861
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus rondeletti Ranzani, 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Cephalus ortagoriscus Risso 1827
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Cephalus pallasianus Shaw 1804
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Diodon carinatus Mitchill 1828
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Diodon mola Pallas, 1770
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Diodon nummularis Walbaum 1792
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Diplanchias nasus Rafinesque 1810
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Mola aculeata Koelreuter, 1766
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Mola aspera Nardo 1827
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Mola hispida Nardo, 1827
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Mola rotunda Cuvier, 1798
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Molacanthus pallasii Swainson 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus alexandrini Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus analis Ayres, 1859
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus blochii Ranzani 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus elegans Ranzani, 1839
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
  • Orthragoriscus ghini Ranzani 1839
Anage Data
  • Mola mola
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Species
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
OBIS depth range resource
Paleobiology Database
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Species
SERPENT resource
SPIRE resource
  • Mola mola
STRI Neotropical Fishes
  • Mola mola
STRI Neotropical fish distribution maps
  • Mola mola
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Mola mola
AnAge database
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Mola mola
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
The Fish Database of Taiwan
  • Mola mola
Undersea Production test 2
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
  • Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
iNaturalist Images Species
  • Mola mola
iSpot links Species
  • Mola mola
iSpot southern Africa Species
  • Mola mola

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