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Ocean Sunfish

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The Ocean Sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world, by mass. The maxium recorded weight of this fish was 2,300 kg.
 
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Description

Scientific Name: Mola mola Conservation Status: Secure
Maximum Weight: 2,300 kg Maximum Length: 11 feet
Distribution: Worldwide (Tropical and Temperate Waters)
 
The Ocean Sunfish is a very large, and very heavy saltwater fish. Weighing up to 2,300 kg, it is secure in its position as the worlds most massive bony fish. Ocean Sunfish feed primarily on jellyfish, but also eat zooplankton, small fish and other small marine life. The overall yet simple description of this large fish is an oval shaped and flat body, that has visible grooves along its sides. The height of the fish is almost always larger than its length.
 

Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Actinopterygii
   - Order: Tetraodontiformes
    - Family: Molidae
     - Genus: Mola
      - Species: M. mola
 

         
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