The fish on Coulibistrie seashore

The fish on Coulibistrie seashore

The Fisheries Division here has confirmed that a fish that washed ashore in Coulibistrie on Thursday morning is an Ocean Sunfish.

Otherwise known as the Mola Mola or Common Mola, the Ocean Sunfish is the heaviest known bony fish in the world.

Adults weigh an average weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) and can be found in tropical and temperate waters around the globe.

The fish was found by villagers and caused some excitement as many say they have never seen such a fish before.