Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1841),

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-FD8059A98D06

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scientific name

Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1841)
status

 

Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1841) 

Pygmy Devilray

Cephaloptera kuhlii Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1841: 185  , Pl. 59 (left). Lectotype: MNHN 0000-1596. Type locality: India. 

Local synonymy: Mobula  diabolus— Filewood, 1973: 14 (PNG). Mobula  eregoodootenkee— Fricke et al., 2014: 15 (Madang). Mobula  kuhlii— White et al., 2018: 288, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (1 spec.) KFRS E.285 (clasper only), adult male, Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby, 26 Nov. 1965.

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Filewood (1973) as Mobula diabolus  , a name which has been attributed to multiple species of devilrays but is a junior synonym of M. mobular ( Bonnaterre, 1788)  . Fricke et al. (2014) recorded M. eregoodootenke  from off Madang; now considered a junior synonym of M. kuhlii (White et al., 2017b)  . Occasionally observed by divers off Kavieng in New Ireland.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Mobula

Loc

Mobula kuhlii (Valenciennes, 1841)

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

Cephaloptera kuhlii Valenciennes in Müller & Henle, 1841: 185

Valenciennes in Muller & Henle 1841: 185
1841