WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMobulidae

196070  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196070)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Family
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Head differentiated from disc. Eyes and spiracles on sides of head. Mouth ventral in Mobula and terminal in Manta. Size of gill openings almost the length of eye. Length of tail much greater than disc. Some with spines. Dorsal fin small. Caudal fin lacking. Three functional paired limbs. The cephalic pair of fins aid in feeding and are said to be essentially the anterior subdivision of the pectorals. Some reach about 6.1 m and weigh over 1360 kg.  [details]
Bailly, N. (2015). Mobulidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196070 on 2017-12-18

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source of synonymy Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (MSBIAS) MEDIN. (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN. version 1.0. [details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Head differentiated from disc. Eyes and spiracles on sides of head. Mouth ventral in Mobula and terminal in Manta. Size of gill openings almost the length of eye. Length of tail much greater than disc. Some with spines. Dorsal fin small. Caudal fin lacking. Three functional paired limbs. The cephalic pair of fins aid in feeding and are said to be essentially the anterior subdivision of the pectorals. Some reach about 6.1 m and weigh over 1360 kg.  [details]
 



LanguageName 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta rays and devil raysUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta rays  [details]