Body very deep, slightly oblong to nearly circular in lateral profile, with thick leathery skin covered in rough denticles, caudal fin absent, replaced by a clavus; clavus with a scalloped margin supported by about 16 rays, with 12 rays bearing closely spaced ossicles, ossicles much broader than spaces between; skin at clavus base uniform, band of reduced denticles absent. Dull brown or greyish above, becoming whitish below. To 3.3 m.
This species is more common in southern Australia than Mola mola. Its biology is poorly known.
Oceanic waters, occasionally entering coastal bays.
Southern Hemisphere, including Australian waters.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed