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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMobulidae 
AphiaID: 196070

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBatoidea (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyliobatiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMobulidae (Family)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMobulinae Gill, 1893
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyliobatiformes
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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta rays and devil raysUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta rays  [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196070
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2013-06-24 13:05:17Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2015-04-17 09:08:32Z  checked  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2015). Mobulidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196070 on 2015-08-29
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