Masturus lanceolatus   (Lienard,  1840) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Molidae

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Description
Dorsal and anal fins similar in shape, positioned far back on body.


Synonym (s)
Masturus lanceolata (Lienard, 1840)
Mola lanceolata (Lienard, 1840)
Mola lanceolatus (Lienard, 1840)
Orthagoriscus lanceolatus Lienard, 1840
Pseudomola lassarati Cadenat, 1959

Common Name (s)
• Sunfish
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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