First record of ocean sunfish, Mola mola from Malabar coast

Manojkumar, P P and Pavithran, P P (2007) First record of ocean sunfish, Mola mola from Malabar coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 192. pp. 15-16.


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Ocean sunfishes of the family Molidae are large pelagic fishes rarely found along the south-west coast of India. Presently, four species are recognised under this family throughout the world. An ocean sunfish,Mola mola was landed in Beypore fishing harbour, Calicut on 14.12.06.It was caught in trawl net which operated north-west off Calicut at a depth of 70 m. The specimen is preserved in the museum for future reference.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sunfish; Mola mola; pelagic fishes; Calicut
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Pelagic Fishes
Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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