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Ocean sunfish, giant sunfish
Image ID: 29597
Common Name: Ocean sunfish, giant sunfish
Scientific Name: Mola mola
Location: New Zealand
Description: A giant sunfish at the ocean surface on a calm day, swimming slowly, with its dorsal fin breaking the surface. 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, calm, surface, blue, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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