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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 041002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Mobula mobular   (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 41 Mobulidae (Devilrays) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Japanese Devilray
Common Names List: Japanese devilray
Organism Type: a devilray
Synonyms: Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle,1841) [in most references prior to 2017]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
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.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 50 m.
Taxon Notes:Based on phylogenetic and morphological data, White et al 2017 placed Mobula japanica in the synonomy of Mobula mobular, so the latter is now the accepted name.

FoA 1835
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Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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