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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Myliobatiformes (order)  »  Mobulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 041001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Mobula eregoodoo   (Cantor, 1849)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 41 Mobulidae (Devilrays) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Pygmy Devilray
Common Names List: pygmy devilray
Organism Type: a devilray
Synonyms: Mobula eregoodootenkee (Bleeker 1859) [in most references prior to 2017]
Mobula kuhlii [White at al 2017; CAAB, 2017-2020]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Coastal (0-40m)
Pelagic, Shelf (0-200m)
Parent Codes: 37 041902     Mobula spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2008-11-19.
Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 50 m.
Taxon Notes:Based on morphometric, morphological, ecological and behavioural elements and corroborated by recent genetic investigations, Notarbartolo di Sciara et al 2020 redescribed Mobula eregoodoo. This species was formerly known as Mobula eregoodootenkee (Bleeker 1859) and is distinct from Mobula kuhlii (Muller & Henle 1841), which also occurs in Australia (coded as 37041007). In Australia, Mobula eregoodoo is confirmed from Exmouth and Coral Bay, WA (c. 21 57 S to 23 10 S, respectively), Timor Sea (NT) and Wheeler Reef, Qld (c. 18 48 S) southwards to northern NSW (c. 29 10 S).

FoA 2036
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-01-16
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