Although, the Guinness World Records lists the world's heaviest bony fish as Mola mola
Dewar et al., "Ecology of the Ocean Sunfish, Mola mola
, in the southern California Current System," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.
This species resembles with ocean sunfish (Mola mola
) and differs mainly in the shape and structure of the tail.
Sunfish, or Mola Mola
, are usually found in the Pacific and central Atlantic at depths of up to 2000ft (600m).
Divers in Musandam have reported sighting the Ocean Sunfish or Common Sunfish, scientifically referred to as Mola Mola
The flat, oval Oceanic Sun-fish, or Mola Mola
, was netted by fishermen off the Faroe Islands between Scotland and Iceland before being sent south.
Roly Wysener, a marine biologist, said: "It's a sunfish, a Mola Mola
, and it is extremely rare for them to appear in these parts.
An ocean sunfish, locally called 'mola mola
,' was beached on the shore of Barangay Lazareto in this city where it died on Saturday afternoon.
Sunsh, or Mola Mola
, are usually found in the Paci c and central Atlantic at depths of up to 2000ft (600m).
The ocean sunfish (Mola mola
) is the heaviest bony fish in the world, and is usually found in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters, but sometimes they wander astray and that is how Vanessa came to be caught in a net in the English Channel.