Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre 1788 ),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 68

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A15-FFED-9BF6-FB6B5E388F48

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scientific name

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre 1788 )
status

 

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre 1788) 

Giant Devilray

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

Local synonymy: White et al., 2018: 290, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: No confirmed PNG specimens recorded, but recorded in the bycatch of the purse seine fishery. It is one of the most abundant devilrays in pelagic fisheries in tropical Western Central Pacific waters, thus its presence in PNG is very likely. Previously thought to be restricted to the Mediterranean Sea, White et al. (2017b) found that M. japanica (Müller & Henle, 1841)  was conspecific, thus a circumglobal species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Mobula

Loc

Mobula mobular ( Bonnaterre 1788 )

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

Raia mobular

Bonnaterre, 1788 : 5