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.
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Genus Mola
Specialized synonyms: Mola Lanceolata, Sharptail Mola
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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). ..."