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Southern Ocean Sunfish
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Information
Range Southern Hemisphere, especially around Australia and New Zealand and the Southeast Pacific around Chile. Its range also extends to the Southeast Atlantic near South Africa.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Molidae
Genus Mola
Species M. alexandrini

The Southern ocean sunfish, or southern sunfish, (Mola alexandrini), is a fish belonging to the family Molidae. It is closely related to its cogener, the large ocean sunfish, and is found in the Southern Hemisphere.

Description[]

The Southern ocean sunfish has a relatively small mouth and its teeth fused into a parrot-like beak. It can reach up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in length.

Distribution[]

The Southern ocean sunfish is found in the Southwest Pacific, especially around Australia and New Zealand and the Southeast Pacific around Chile. Its range also extends to the Southeast Atlantic near South Africa.

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