Sunfish Skeleton (NHMW-Zoo-FS 95125)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
3D scan of a Mola mola skeleton. Sunfish (Molidae) stand out due to their unique appearance. They can grow up to 3 meters in height, but become hardly ever longer than high and are disc shaped. Until now, not much is known about these unique fishes. What is known is, that they live in tropical and temperate oceans and that they are highly reproductive. Mola mola produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate: up to 300,000,000 at a time.
This skeleton of a Mola mola stands next to another sunfish and can be found in Hall 26 of the NHM Vienna.
Specimen: Sunfish, Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Inventory Number: NHMW-Zoo-FS 95125
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, 1st Zoological Dept., Fish Coll. (curator: Ernst Mikschi)
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Scanned and edited by Viola Winkler (NHM Wien)
Scanner: Artec Leo. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.