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Data about <i>Mola mola</i>

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Distribution

 
latitude min
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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-38.2 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
latitude max
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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59.79 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude min
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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-166 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude max
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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161.25 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
geographic distribution includes
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Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to South Africa (occasionally western Baltic, Mediterranean)
FishBase  
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Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 2850) to Peru and Chile (Ref. 5530)
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Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada (Ref. 7251) to Argentina (Ref. 36453)
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Western Pacific: Japan to Australia (Ref. 86345)
FishBase  

Physical Description

 
body length (CMO)
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333 cm male or unsexed
FishBase  
 
body mass max
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2,300.0 kg
FishBase  
 
weight
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1,265,000.0 g adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
habitat
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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bay
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coral reef
  • coral reef
    Aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, marine waters with little nutrients in the water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000150
Environments - EOL project  
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estuarine biome
  • estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
Environments - EOL project  
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island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
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kelp forest
Environments - EOL project  
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marine biome
  • marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
Environments - EOL project  
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mediterranean sea biome
  • mediterranean sea biome
    The mediterranean sea biome comprises mostly enclosed seas that have limited exchange of deep water with outer oceans and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than winds.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000047
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean current
  • ocean current
    The region occupied by any more or less continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans. Ocean Currents are rivers of hot or cold water within the ocean. The currents are generated from the forces acting upon the water like the earth's rotation, the wind, the temperature and salinity differences and the gravitation of the moon. The depth contours, the shoreline and other movements influence the direction and strength of the movements of water that forms a given current.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000147
Environments - EOL project  
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oceanic zone
  • oceanic zone
    The water mass of an ocean that is not above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000207
Environments - EOL project  
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pelagic zone
Environments - EOL project  
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saline water
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
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subtropical
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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thermocline
  • thermocline
    A layer within a water body where the temperature changes rapidly with depth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002269
Environments - EOL project  
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tropical
Environments - EOL project  
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marine habitat
  • marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
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oceanic pelagic zone biome
  • oceanic pelagic zone biome
    The oceanic epipelagic zone biome comprises the marine water column offshore, beyond a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000033
FishBase  
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sea water environment
FishBase  
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sea water environment
FishBase  
 
interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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feeds on
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water depth min
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30 m
FishBase  
 
water depth max
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2,450 m
OBIS Environmental Information  
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480 m
FishBase  
 
water nitrate concentration min
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0.12 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water nitrate concentration max
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26.29 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water temperature min
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3.13 degrees Celsius
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water temperature max
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26.83 degrees Celsius
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water silicate concentration min
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0.56 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water silicate concentration max
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25.1 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water phosphate concentration min
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0.045 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water phosphate concentration max
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1.61 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water dissolved O2 concentration min
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4.08 mL/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water dissolved O2 concentration max
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7.6 mL/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water O2 saturation min
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64.73 percent
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water O2 saturation max
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104.63 percent
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water salinity min
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30.38 PSU
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water salinity max
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36.51 PSU
OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

 
clutch/brood/litter size
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300,000,000.0
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

 
extinction status
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extant
IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
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extinct
  • extinct
    A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A taxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, at appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed to record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
The Paleobiology Database  

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