Wirtz, Peter, Fricke, Ronald & Biscoito, Manuel José, 2008, The coastal fishes of Madeira Island—new records and an annotated check-list, Zootaxa 1715, pp. 1-26: 5

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* Myliobatis aquila  (Linnaeus, 1758)—Common eagle ray

Pteromylaeus bovinus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)  —Bull ray

Recorded by Maul (1949). No specimen in the MMF collection but record confirmed by underwater photos by the first author.

* Manta birostris  (Walbaum, 1792)—Giant manta 

Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)  — Devil fish

This species was recorded from Madeira by several authors including Maul (1949), Nunes (1974: 236), and Wirtz (1994: 20). However, the species Mobula tarapacana (Philipi, 1893)  could also be present in Madeira waters. The identity of the Madeira Mobula  species needs checking.


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