Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre, 1788 )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127: 101

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4947.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4697792

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039287A1-950D-FFEA-CFF7-5E17FDEB25AF

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scientific name

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre, 1788 )
status

 

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre, 1788)  

Giant Devil Ray

Raia mobular Bonnaterre, 1788: 5   . No types known. Type locality: Montredon , near Marseille, France, western Mediterranean Sea.

Local synonymy: Mobula japanica   : Compagno, 1999: 118; Ebert & Dando, 2014: 103, fig.; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 148; Weigmann, 2016: 982.

South Africa voucher material: SAIAB uncatalogued.

South African distribution: East of Port Alfred (EC) and the KZN coast.

Remarks: White et al. (2018) synonymized Mobula mobular   (previously considered a Mediterranean Sea endemic) with M. japonica   with precedence given to the name M. mobular   . Records from off South Africa are not well documented.

Conservation status: EN (2020).

SAIAB

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Mobula

Loc

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre, 1788 )

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M. 2021
2021
Loc

Raia mobular

Bonnaterre, J. P. 1788: 5
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