Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792),

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792)
status

 

Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792) 

Giant Manta 

Raja birostris Walbaum, 1792: 535  . No types known. No locality stated in description.

Local synonymy: Manta  birostris— Munro, 1967 (in part): 15, pl. 2, fig. 18 (New Guinea); Filewood, 1973 (in part): 14 (PNG). Mobula  birostris— White et al., 2018: 286, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: None.

Remarks: Most records of manta  rays in coastal reef areas are of M. alfredi  (see above). Previously placed in the genus Manta  , recently found to be a junior synonym of Mobula (White et al., 2017b)  . Occasionally recorded from the bycatch of the purse seine fishery.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Myliobatiformes

Family

Myliobatidae

Genus

Mobula

Loc

Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792)

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

Manta

Bancroft 1829
1829
Loc

Raja birostris

Walbaum 1792: 535
1792