Definition of Ocean sunfish

1. Noun. Among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters.

Exact synonyms: Headfish, Mola, Sunfish
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Genus Mola
Specialized synonyms: Mola Lanceolata, Sharptail Mola

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocean Sunfish

ocean-type fish
ocean bottom
ocean current
ocean dumping
ocean floor
ocean liner
ocean liners
ocean perch
ocean pout
ocean ranching
ocean sunfish (current term)
ocean trip
oceanic abyss
oceanic bird
oceanic bonito
oceanic trench
oceanic trenches

Literary usage of Ocean sunfish

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"KING OF THE MACKERELS, a strange oceanic fish of the genus Romania, allied to the ocean sunfish (Mola), various species of which are superstitiously ..."

2. Animals Before Man in North America: Their Lives and Times by Frederic Augustus Lucas (1902)
"Some of them, however, mimicked the The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, a fish which has lost its tail. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association of Museums by American Association of Museums (1908)
"These are without shelves, as is also a case of fishes including the big ocean sunfish and its relatives, installed by Mr. Palmer in the National Museum. ..."

4. Turning Up the Heat: How Global Warming Threatens Life in the Sea by Amy Mathews-Amos, Dwann A. Berntson (1999)
"... including Pacific white-sided dolphins, albacore and yellowfin tuna, and ocean sunfish, and herring spawned earlier than ever before (Kruse 1998). ..."

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