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Ocean sunfish, giant sunfish
Image ID: 29596
Common Name: Ocean sunfish, giant sunfish
Scientific Name: Mola mola
Location: New Zealand
Description: A giant sunfish just below the ocean surface, with a free-diving woman snorkeller in attendance. Sunfish are one of the ‘tallest’ fish in the world. Measuring up to 4 metres from top to bottom and 3 metres in length, and sometimes weighing over two tonnes, these massive fish feed mainly on jellyfish and other soft-bodied prey.
Keywords: Sunfish, ocean sunfish, giant sunfish, Mola mola, Actinopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Molidae, human, calm, surface, blue, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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