mola tecta

Scientific detective work uncovers historic sunfish mix up

December 6th, 2017

An investigation by a Murdoch University PhD student has resulted in Australia losing its 130 year claim to its unique sunfish species.

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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

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