This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series strange animals

So, today I have for you guys and gals  a quick and I think quite interesting quiz!

But first, I want to thank everybody commenting and liking my posts! I am a new member here and to be honest I’d never expected all this feedback! I am really impressed, so thanks again!

Now, back to the quiz.

Can you guess what this pea-sized baby fishy will grow out to be:

Same creature, from a different angle:

Any ideas yet? If yes, please type it in the comments below scrolling down to read the answer!

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Are you ready?

The tiny itsy bitsy spiky fishy from above grows to be a true behemoth of the oceans:

 

If this is the first time you see photos of this creature then you should know that it’s commonly known as the ocean sunfish or the common mola.

Scientifically described as Mola mola  this is the heaviest known bony fish in the world, with adults having a weight ranging from 247 to 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb) and a length of up to 3.2 m (10.5 ft)!

Despite its humongous size, this is a true gentle giant with its diet mainly consisting of small creatures like  small fishes, fish larvae, squid, and crustaceans. Jellyfish and salps make up about 15% of their diet. If you want to see one from up close then you should know that these animals are native to the equal temperate and tropical waters of every ocean in the world.

Here’s a link to wikipedia if you want to learn more about these animals, it has pretty much all you need to know.

And here are some videos showing them in all their glory. Get ready to be amazed!

Hope you enjoyed this quick read!

See you in my next strange animal post 😀

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Discussions

  1. Nicholas

    Im really like the fact, we, humans are the beings of surface, not the ocean 😀
    I definitely dont want lo live a neighborhood, where this kind of “cuteness” is exist 😀 😀

    What if i told you, i like the gardens&flowers better? 😀

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  2. Ian Jeffreys @DNAian

    Cool to see the baby! The first time I saw this fish was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (California) and it truly is an impressive fish! Looks likes it just a giant fish head swimming around.

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  3. peter S

    Disney eat your heart out !. what a stunning embryo. I would never have guessed it.
    (your frequency is too high to give you a rating, only once per 2 days for the same author)

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  4. Zeus69

    Wow, another stunning post bud, incredible animal this, we have some our aquarium in Cape Town South Africa, they are unbelievable.
    Thanks for sharing bud.
    Regards,
    Mark (Zeus69)

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