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ocean sunfish

n.
A large marine fish (Mola mola) having an oval body with long dorsal and anal fins and a short tail, found in temperate and tropical seas worldwide. Also called mola2.
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o′cean sun′fish


n.
a large sluggish mola, Mola mola.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ocean sunfish - among the largest bony fishocean sunfish - 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
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
genus Mola - type genus of the Molidae
Mola lanceolata, sharptail mola - caudal fin has a central projection
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