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Mola ramsayi

(Giglioli, 1883)

Stephane Primatesta Mola ramsayi ;-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Sep 2013
Chris Spence Mola Mola - Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Bali D300s 16-35mm @19mm Nauticam Housing Twin z240s ISO 200 f9 1/60

Alistair Merrifield Photobomb?

Chris Spence The Angel Fish?

Alistair Merrifield Or the mola mola? depends on your point of view. :)

Chris Spence Was a big bomb in that case! :-)

Shane Wasik Nice one. What day were you there - we were there yesterday and only saw one on the distance

Chris Spence A very tough day! 45m last Thursday.

Shane Wasik Well done and great shot. Interesting site there - we had it down to 19deg - brrr.

Shane Wasik Oh and get in touch with marianne - she'd love to get some info on your sighting. https://www.facebook.com/SunfishResearch?fref=ts

Chris Spence Thanks Shane will do.

Stephane Primatesta Great shot but it's not a Mola mola, it's a Mola ramsayi as Marianne Nyegaard said to me :-)

Chris Spence Well I never thank you Stephane. I will have to find out the difference.

Chris Spence Well I guess we could have nearly every dive operator in Bali for false advertising.....

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/04/uwp-chris-spence.html

Stephane Primatesta I can send you a paper of research on Mola if you want

Chris Spence Sure why not. So are you saying all Mola seen in Bali are Ramsayi?

Stephane Primatesta Yes

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Sep 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Tetraodontiformes (Order)
              Molidae (Family)
                Mola (Genus)
                  Mola ramsayi (Species)
Associated Species