Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788)

Bariche, Michel & Fricke, Ronald, 2020, The marine ichthyofauna of Lebanon: an annotated checklist, history, biogeography, and conservation status, Zootaxa 4775 (1), pp. 1-157: 22-23

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4775.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C3E5AF7F-1C84-450E-B228-BD78D0084071

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4347252

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6E2F87D6-FF97-FFC7-FF2E-F8BDFB36FCED

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788)
status

 

Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788)   —Devil fish

Taxonomy. New record from Lebanon, based on photos and videos of an individual spotted off Batroun (10 March 2015)   ; landed in Tyre (16 March 2015)   ; spotted off Damour (4 March 2017)   and off Jounieh (28 March 2017)   .

Distribution. Probably circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas (including Mediterranean Sea). Conservation. IUCN: Global (EN: A2d, 22 October 2014); Med. (EN: A2d, 25 March 2016); CITES Appendix II. Capture and threats: FIB, unknown. Occurrence: Rare. High priority for conservation action.