Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Myliobatidae > Genus: Mobula > Species: Mobula mobular

Devil ray - Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 3024


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Baqra Maltese Fishbase
Devil ray English Fishbase
Devilfish English Fishbase
Diabo-do-mar Portuguese Fishbase
Diavol de mare Romanian Fishbase
Diavolo di mare Italian Fishbase
Giant devilray English Fishbase
Kleine dulvelsrog Dutch Fishbase
Kleiner Teufelsrochen German Fishbase
Lope deti Albanian Fishbase
Manta Maltese Fishbase
Manta Spanish Fishbase
Mante French Fishbase
Mobula Polish Fishbase
Raja tal-qrun Maltese Fishbase
Sarvirausku Finnish Fishbase
Seláhi kephalóptero Greek Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raia mobular Bonnaterre, 1788
Cephaloptera giorna (Lacepède, 1803)
Dicerobatis giornae (Lacepède, 1803)
Cephalopterus giornae (Lacepède, 1803)
Manta mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Cephalopterus edentula Griffini, 1903
Raja giorna Lacepède, 1803
Raia fabroniana Lacepède,1800
Raja cephaloptera Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cephalopterus massena Risso, 1810
Apterurus fabroni Rafinesque, 1810
Mobula auriculata Rafinesque, 1810
Cephaloptera tatraniana van Hasselt, 1823
Squalus edentulus Brünnich, 1768
Aodon cornu Lacepède, 1798

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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