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New species of the month: the hoodwinker sunfish

As part of her PhD, Marianne Nyegaard analysed genetic samples from the genus Mola. Previously thought to contain two species (M. mola and M. ramsayi), her research has confirmed the existence of a third: M. tecta.  Taxonomic background: The family Molidae consists of three genera and four species. Distribution:  M. tecta is found in the waters around Southeast Australia. However, it … Continue reading New species of the month: the hoodwinker sunfish

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