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

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Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788)


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.