Ocean Sunfish
Mola mola

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Range Global Oceans
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Molidae
Genus Mola
Species • M. mola
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Not Evaluated

The Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) is a large bony fish native to tropical and temperate waters all around the Global Oceans.

This large fish eats lots of Jellies, consuming several to maintain bulk. It is the largest and heaviest of all bony fish, and often leap out of the water, or stick their sides out for unknown reasons.


Strange Sunfish and Hope for the Ocean

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Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated