MolaMola : 7 Facts about The Heaviest Fish in the World

1. Mola mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world, the adult can reach 1,000 kg. It’s also known as Sunfish.

2. The name “Mola mola” is derived from Latin “Mola” or “Millstone” in English. The name resembles its gray color, rough texture and rounded body. European called this fish “Sunfish” because they really loved sunbathing on the surface.

3. MolaMola is not harmful to divers. They even spotted swimming around divers and looking curious.

4. Even though they are not harmful to the divers but they reported to make a problem for boats. MolaMola can suddenly leaping out the water and hit the boat, the collision between boat and MolaMola can damage the boat’s hull or ship’s propeller.

5. Countries such as Taiwan and Japan hunt MolaMola for consumption. Their flesh, fins, and internal organs considered as delicacies in these countries.

6. According to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 in European Union, Sunfish is forbidden for consumption because of the toxins that harmful for human, such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and thallium.

7. The predator of this fish are bluefin tuna, mahi mahi, orca, sharks, and sea lions. To see this remarkable fish you could visit Kaiyukan Aquarium in Osaka, Lisbon Oceanarium in Portugal, and Valencia Oceanographic in Spain.

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