Rare catch in Squaxin coho fishery

molamola

Ocean sunfish or Mola mola are a rare find in the Puget Sound. These fish are  generally found worldwide in temperate and tropical seas. They feed primarily on jellyfishes.  Although the photo above is a small Ocean sunfish, they can get up to 2 meters in length and  are known as the heaviest bony fish reaching over 2 tons.

For more information on Ocean sunfish (Mola mola):

Fish Base: Mola mola

Ocean sunfish photos

Starfish: sunfish

UW/ichthyology/Fishkey

1 thought on “Rare catch in Squaxin coho fishery

  1. I caught one, too about a week ago. I saw an adult one a couple years ago north of the Hartstine Island Bridge. It was HUGE!

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