AnAge entry for Mola mola

Classification (HAGRID: 00828)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Tetraodontiformes
                Family: Molidae
                    Genus: Mola
Species
Mola mola
Common name
Ocean sunfish

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Very little is known about the longevity of sunfishes, though given their large body size and reproductive output it is possibly they are long-lived. They can lay 300,000,000 eggs. Anecdotes suggest they can live more than 10 years in captivity, but possibly much longer [0760].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Clutch size
300,000,000 (oviparous)
Adult weight
1,265,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 173414
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Taxonomy ID 94237
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