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  • shallow oval, height ~ 2/3 length
    D & A very high
    C with central point
    Masturus lanceolatus, Sharptail mola
    lips horizontal
  • deep oval, length ~ height
    C very short, convex, no fin
    Mola mola, Ocean sunfish
    lips horizontal
  • elongate (height = 1/2 length)
    dark-edged pale bars & vertical rows black dots
    C very short, oblique
    Ranzania laevis, Slender mola, Slender sunfish
    lips = vertical slit