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The heaviest bony fish in the world: a 2744 kg giant sunfish Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839)

We came across the heaviest fish in the world during our works with stranded large animals in the Azores. Have a look at this magestic 3,60m tall and 6000 pounds fish.


This finding was covered internationally, from NY Times to the arab world, it turned out to be a Guiness Record. Although we do hope a larger animal can be found one day.


Gomes-Pereira, J. N., Pham, C. K., Miodonski, J., Santos, M. A., Dionísio, G., Catarino, D., ... & Afonso, P. 2022. The heaviest bony fish in the world: a 2744 kg giant sunfish Mola alexandrini (Ranzani, 1839) from the North Atlantic. Journal of fish biology.


Enjoy our video taken on site on the day the animal as taken a shore







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