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When you think of a fish, you’ll probably imagine something like a salmon or perch with small fins and big eyes. But what if I told you, not all fish like being “normal”. Meet the sunfish, also known as the Mola mola. These big guys are in the order Tetraodontiformes, their relatives being the pufferfish and triggerfish. They are arguably one of the most derpy fish in the ocean. They are lazy, parasitic ridden sunbathers that can be found all over the world. And they certainly aren’t what you think they are.
The Mola mola are unique in their own way. They can weigh up to 4,000 lbs and will grow to be 3.3 metres long. Their bodies are bullet shaped and flattened. The skin is rough and covered in mucus. The fins of these guys are interesting, the back fin, which doesn’t look like a fin at all, is called the clavus. There are two smaller fins on the side of its body and two additional fins on the top and bottom of the body. That's not all, their teeth have been fused together, making them look like a beak. In all, their characteristics aren’t advantageous in the least.
The Mola mola’s behavior is, at times, mysterious and funny. They will travel long distances for reasons unknown. Scientists have also noted how they will sometimes travel down 560 ft, they speculate that this is because of the deep scattering layer which is rich in food. The Mola mola live in temperate to tropical regions in the open ocean and can be seen sunbathing. Other than that the Mola mola are friendly and lazy creatures.
You may be asking yourselves, why do the Mola mola sunbath? Well, they do this because they are inherently lazy, letting sea gulls and hagfish eat off their parasites. While most fish just eat other fish or particles floating about, the Mola mola decided to be, yet again, “unique”. So, they developed a particular liking for equally derpy jellyfish. On the other hand, their predators are a little more ferocious. Seals like the easy meal. But despite all that, they aren’t known, as of now, to be endangered. Mola molas aren’t normal in any way and that's the fun thing about them.