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Sunfish (Common Mola) Encounter

The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is one of the largest bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545 and 2,205 lb). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the world. It resembles a fish head without a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.

Sunfish are generalist predators that consume largely small fish, fish larvae, squid, and crustaceans. Females of the species can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate,[5] up to 300,000,000 at a time.

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