WoRMS name details

Mobulidae

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

 unaccepted
Family
Not documented
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Head differentiated from disc. Eyes and spiracles on sides of head....  
Distribution 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]
WoRMS (2018). Mobulidae. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196070 on 2018-11-17
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2005-12-27 19:49:34Z
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2013-06-24 13:05:17Z
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2015-04-17 09:08:32Z
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context source (MSBIAS) MEDIN. (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN. version 1.0. [details]   

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