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Slender sunfish

Ranzania laevis

(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)

Slender sunfish are the smallest member in the family Molidae. Although rarely seen in coastal waters, large shoals occasionally strand themselves along the southwest coast.

Length: Up to 90 cm


Oceanic, pelagic; 1-140 m depth

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Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/).

Redmap species descriptions were based on the following resources:

Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2, 624 pp.

Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Find further imformation and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 4

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