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ichthyologist:

Slender Sunfish (Ranzania laevis)

Larva and Adult

The slender sunfish is one of the five species of molidae, which include Mola mola, the world’s largest bony fish. Juvenile species share common similarities such as spines, which to an extent, protects them from predators. The slender sunfish grows to lengths of about 1m.

© Australian Museum (image 1) Image 2

Ooh, a slender mola!  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of one before, only drawings in books.

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