General: The scaleless body is covered with thick, elastic skin. The caudal fin is replaced by a rudder-like structure. Dorsal and anal fins very high with short base. Pectorals small and rounded, directed upward. Mouth very small; teeth fused to form a parrot-like beak.
Size: Maximum length 333 cm.
Ocean range (global): Warm and temperate zones of all oceans.
Habitat description: Pelagic.
Published depth range: 30 - 480 m
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Mola mola ((Linnaeus, 1758)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Mola%20mola. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-10-18.