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The Ocean Sunfish or Mola Mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world with an average adult weight of 1,000kg or 2,200lb. The fish is native to tropical and temperate waters around the world. Mola Mola can be as tall as it is long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.

Mola Mola live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is poor in nutrition they have to consume large amounts of food in order to develop and maintain their great bulk. Female Mola Mola produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate(300 million at a time), Mola fry resemble miniature puffer fish about 2.5mm long.

Mola Mola adults have few natural predators, but sometimes orcas or sharks will consume them. Mola are frequently, though accidentally, caught in fishing nets and are also vulnerable to harm from floating trash and plastic bags. This litter can resemble jellyfish which is its main diet; the bags can choke and suffocate the fish or fill its stomach to the extent that it starves. Many of the Mola various names elude to its unique flattened shape. Its specific name, mola, is Latin for ‘Millstone’ which the fish resembles in its grey colour, rough texture and rounded body. Its common English name, sunfish, refers to the animals’ habit of sunbathing at the surface of the water.

The Mola family includes puffer fish, porcupine fish and filefish. It shares its traits with members of this order, including four fused teeth that form a beak shape. Indeed, sunfish larvae resemble spiky puffer fish more than they resemble adult Molas. Young sunfish school for protection, but this behavior is abandoned as they grow older.

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Mola Mola Sunfish Bali operates from Padang Bai Beach Resort, set on the sandy beach of a picturesque village right in the heart of Mola Mola country.

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