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Family: Mobulidae Devilrays



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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 500 cm WD
Mobula alfredi (Krefft, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Henke, M.
 
Mobula alfredi
[Alfred manta]



Circumglobal, tropical to
Max. Length 910 cm WD
Mobula birostris (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Marshall, A.
 
Mobula birostris
[Giant manta]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm WD
Mobula eregoodootenkee (Bleeker, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Mobula eregoodootenkee
[Longhorned mobula]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm WD
Mobula hypostoma (Bancroft, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Nunes, J.L.S.
 
Mobula hypostoma
[Lesser devil ray]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 310 cm WD
Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Mobula japanica
[Spinetail mobula]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm WD
Mobula kuhlii (Müller & Henle, 1841)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mobula kuhlii
[Shortfin devil ray]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 520 cm WD
Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Mobula mobular
[Devil fish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 220 cm WD
Mobula munkiana Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, 1987

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Mobula munkiana
[Munk's devil ray]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 133 cm WD
Mobula rochebrunei (Vaillant, 1879)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mobula rochebrunei
[Lesser Guinean devil ray]



Circumtropical, recorded
Max. Length 328 cm WD
Mobula tarapacana (Philippi, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Mobula tarapacana
[Chilean devil ray]



Probably circumtropical b
Max. Length 220 cm WD
Mobula thurstoni (Lloyd, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Notarbartolo di Sciara, G.
 
Mobula thurstoni
[Smoothtail mobula]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mobula alfredi Alfred manta Indo-West Pacific 500 WD 1868
Mobula birostris Giant manta Circumglobal, tropical to 910 WD 1792
Mobula eregoodootenkee Longhorned mobula Indo-West Pacific 100 WD 1859
Mobula hypostoma Lesser devil ray Western Atlantic 120 WD 1831
Mobula japanica Spinetail mobula Indo-Pacific 310 WD 1841
Mobula kuhlii Shortfin devil ray Indo-West Pacific 120 WD 1841
Mobula mobular Devil fish Probably circumglobal in 520 WD 1788
Mobula munkiana Munk's devil ray Eastern Pacific 220 WD 1987
Mobula rochebrunei Lesser Guinean devil ray Eastern Atlantic 133 WD 1879
Mobula tarapacana Chilean devil ray Circumtropical, recorded 328 WD 1892
Mobula thurstoni Smoothtail mobula Probably circumtropical b 220 WD 1908



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