The mola can release 300 million eggs over the course of one spawning season.
These Animals Spawn the Most Offspring in One Go
Spawning fish release lots of eggs—but one species is egg-ceptional.
With 2,000 babies to bear, seahorses seem to find it expedient to give birth like living confetti cannons.
Male seahorses are the ones who give birth. Females insert their eggs into a male’s brood pouch, as few as 150 or as many as 2,000, depending on the species.
It made Weird Animal Question of the Week wonder: “What are some animals that give birth to huge numbers of offspring at once?” (Watch a female sea urchin produce millions of eggs.)
The mola, or ocean sunfish, looks like an animal cracker someone bit in half. At 5,000 pounds, though, this temperate and tropical water animal is the world’s heaviest bony fish.
It’s also the heavyweight egg producer, releasing 300 million eggs