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Occurrence of mobulids in the Azores, central North Atlantic
Sobral, A.F.; Afonso, P. (2014). Occurrence of mobulids in the Azores, central North Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 94(8): 1671-1675.
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154; e-ISSN 1469-7769, more
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    Literature > Publications > Reference works > Checklists
    Manta Bancroft, 1829 [WoRMS]; Mobula Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]; Mobulinae Gill, 1893 [WoRMS]
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  • Sobral, A.F.
  • Afonso, P.

    An updated checklist of manta and devil rays (family Mobulidae) occurring in waters of the Azores archipelago is given based on new data from underwater images and on the re-evaluation of previous citations for the region. There are, at least, three species of mobulids occurring in the region, possibly four: giant manta Manta birostris; Chilean devil ray Mobula tarapacana; and one or both of the giant devil ray Mobula mobular/spinetail devil ray Mobula japanica species complex. These findings have direct implications for the known ranges of all these species and for the conservation of their North Atlantic populations.

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