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Mobula  Rafinesque, 1810
Taxonomic Serial No.: 160995

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cephaloptera Cuvier, 1816
 
  Common Name(s): devil rays [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassChondrichthyes   
                      ClassChondrichthyes  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, condrictes, peixe cartilaginoso, tubarão, poissons cartilagineux, raies, requins  
                         SubclassElasmobranchii  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes  
                            SuperorderEuselachii   
                               OrderMyliobatiformes  – stingrays  
                                  FamilyMobulidae Gill, 1893 – mantas, mantes, devil rays, mantas  
                                     GenusMobula Rafinesque, 1810 – devil rays  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesMobula coilloti Cadenat and Rancurel, 1960  
                                        SpeciesMobula diabolus (Shaw, 1804)  
                                        SpeciesMobula eregoodootenkee (Bleeker, 1859)  
                                        SpeciesMobula hypostoma (Bancroft, 1831) – manta del Golfo, devil ray, Atlantic devil ray, manta enana 
                                        SpeciesMobula japanica (Müller and Henle, 1841) – manta arpón, spinetail mobula 
                                        SpeciesMobula kuhlii (Müller and Henle, 1841)  
                                        SpeciesMobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788) – devil fish, devil ray, giant devil ray, manta mobula 
                                        SpeciesMobula munkiana Notarbartolo-di-Sciara, 1987 – manta chica, pygmy devil ray 
                                        SpeciesMobula rancureli Cadenat, 1959  
                                        SpeciesMobula rochebrunei (Vaillant, 1879)  
                                        SpeciesMobula tarapacana (Philippi, 1893) – sicklefin devil ray, manta cornuda 
                                        SpeciesMobula thurstoni (Lloyd, 1908) – manta doblada, smoothtail mobula 
       

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  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Mobula   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V. / Hamlett, William C., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes   
  Page(s): 471-498   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6048-2   
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  Reference for: Mobula   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.   
  Publication Date: 1990   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
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  Reference for: Mobula   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
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  Reference for: Mobula   
       

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