Image: Southern Ocean Sunfish, Mola ramsayi

Southern Ocean Sunfish, Mola ramsayi

New South Wales Fisheries Officer Glen Staples with a 1.7m long Southern Ocean Sunfish.

NSW fisheries, Schoalhaven office
© NSW fisheries, Schoalhaven office


The fish was found washed up on the rock platform near the southern entry to Sussex Inlet, New South Wales, August 2003. It was approximately 190 cm from dorsal to anal fin tips and an estimated weight of 750 kg. Tissues from this fish are registered in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.42801).

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