The ocean Sunfish (also known as Mola Mola) is the largest bony fish in the world. They have been known to grow up to 11 feet in length and weigh up to 5,100 pounds. Even though these fish are huge, they have tiny brains and often get caught in nets. A sunfish can gain over 60 million times its starting weight!
The Sunfish is also know as “Mola”. Mola in Latin means “millstone” and it is used to describe the fish’s circular shape. These omnivores have a lifespan of ten years. Sunfish is a large fish. They generally grow up to be 11 feet long and can weigh up to 5,000 lbs.
The Sunfish is the heaviest out of al the bony fish. There are even some who grow up to be 14 feet long and 10 feet in width. They are found in temperate and tropical oceans. They often go up to the surface of the water and swim at the surface. They are sometimes mistaken for sharks because of their dorsal fin.
The Sunfish has skin that becomes infested with skn parasites. These fish invite smaller fish and even birds to eat the parasites. The Sunfish also jumps up 10 feet up in the air making a huge splash in the water as way to shake off critters who stick to their skin.
These fish are considered stable. They do get swept up in nets and often mistake plastic for jellfish. Plastics often resemble jellyfish and other creatures injuring and killing those who eat it. These fishes are known to be harmless to people are often approach divers.
The Sunfish, also called Mola, is the largest bony fish (as opposed to catilaginous). They average 11 ft, but can get up to 14 feet vertically and 10 feet horizontally. They can also weigh up to 5000 pounds!
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