Mobula alfredi ( Krefft, 1868 ),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 67

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:255EE06E-3171-41F3-BB3D-E7D29537A292

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Mobula alfredi ( Krefft, 1868 )
status

 

Mobula alfredi ( Krefft, 1868) 

Reef Manta 

Deratoptera alfredi Krefft, 1868: 3  , 9, Fig. Holotype: AMS I.1731 (stuffed and painted). Type locality: Watson’s Bay at entrance to Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Local synonymy: Manta  birostris— Munro, 1967 (in part): 15, pl. 2, fig. 18 (New Guinea); Filewood, 1973 (in part): 14 (PNG); Allen, 1998: 67 (Milne Bay); Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay); Baine & Harasti, 2007: 93 (Bootless Bay); Hamilton et al., 2009: 73 (northern Bismarck Archipelago); Drew et al., 2012: 5 (Bootless Bay). Mobula  alfredi— White et al., 2018: 284, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: Previously considered to be a junior synonym of M. birostris  . Previously placed in the genus Manta  , recently found to be a junior synonym of Mobula (White et al., 2017b)  . Occasionally observed by divers throughout PNG; one individual recorded from the bycatch of the Gulf of Papua prawn trawl fishery during recent surveys.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Mobula

Loc

Mobula alfredi ( Krefft, 1868 )

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Deratoptera alfredi

Krefft, 1868 : 3