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The ‘Mola alexandrini’ is the heaviest bone fish in the world

With a mass of 2,300 kilograms and a length of 2.72 meters, the specimen that holds the record had been wrongly classified as a 'Mola mola', another species of moonfish.

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The specimen in question had a mass of 2,300 kilograms and measured about 2.72 meters in length. However, after a more exhaustive and recent examination of the characteristics of the different species of moonfish through photographs and specimens, as well as the analysis of more than a thousand documents -among them, they were half a millennium old-, has come to the conclusion that  the fish, worthy of the first place in the   aforementioned ranking , was not really a  Mola mola , but a  mola alexandrini .

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