Sunfish are truly strange looking fish with no tail and often misunderstood.
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do sunfish live?
Sunfish inhabit the upper 200m of the ocean, but they can easily dive down to depths of 600m. They are found from the temperate to the tropical waters of the planet.
The sunfish is the largest bony fish, with the heaviest ever recorded weighing over 2.7 tons and growing over 3m long and 4m from fin to fin.
There are 5 species of sunfish with the ocean sunfish (Mola mola) being the most common one.
Fun Fact: A single ocean sunfish lays over 300 million eggs at a time and when a larvae hatches it is only 2mm long.