because of small mouth they adapt by having a diet of maily jellyfish
Because of rough and thick skin it deters predaters because of the taste
clumsy swimmers but adapt by letting the current carry them
Sea urchins have several adaptations to help them survive. To protect themselves from predators, sea urchins will react immediately if something sharp touches their shell and they will point all of their spines towards the area being poked. They are also light-sensitive. This is why they are nocturnal. This light sensitivity also allows sea urchins to move their spines in reaction to shadows. In order to protect themselves from being swept away from the powerful ocean currents and waves, sea urchins lodge themselves into holes or crevasses. Finally sea urchins, somewhat like starfish, have a certain regenerative ability. If a spine is damaged or lost, a sea urchin can re-build it. However if there is too much extensive damage to the test, the sea urchin won't be able to heal it.
The Mola Mola, ocean sunfish, is one of the largest fish in the world. The ocean sunfish live and travel in schools to protect themselves from predators.
Don't think so. Anyway not that I know of.
Depends on the specific kind of sunfish, but in the wild the average lifespan of most sunfish species is around 5-7 years. In captivity they will live longer, however, so they could be seen to live 10+ years in that situation.
mola mola, or ocean sunfish, (that is what an advertisement for Helio's new cell phone said)
Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk. The diet of the ocean sunfish consists primarily of various jellyfish (similar to the diet of a leatherback turtle). Additionally, it consumes salps, comb jellies, zooplankton, squid, crustaceans, small fishes, fish larvae, and eel grass.This diet is nutritionally poor, forcing the sunfish to consume a large amount of food to maintain its size. The range of food items found inside sunfish indicates that the sunfish feeds at many levels, from the surface to deep water, and occasionally down to the seafloor in some areas. The sunfish can spit out and pull in water through its small mouth to tear apart soft-bodied prey. Its teeth are fused into a beak-like structure, allowing it to break up harder organisms. In addition, pharyngeal teeth located in the throat grind food into smaller pieces before passing them to the stomach.
Yes, Ocean Sunfish do have a spine.
Sunfish eat jellyfish.
no, it's an ocean sunfish. :)
Generl habit for sunfish is the ocean
sunfish are carnivores
Mola mola is the scientific name for ocean sunfish
Ocean Sunfish MAINLY feed on jellyfish...But also feed on other SMALL fishes.
Seaturtles and ocean sunfish
The Ocean, or Common Sunfish, Mola mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world - and has a backbone.