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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Myliobatidae
Scientific name  Mobula
Higher classification  Devil rays
Order  Stingrays
Superorder  Batoidea
Subfamily  Mobulinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
Mobula Flying lessons School of giant mobula pictured leaping five feet
Lower classifications  Devil fish, Spinetail mobula, Box ray, Mobula munkiana, Lesser devil ray

Amazing aerial drone footage of leaping mobula rays

Mobula is a genus of ray in the family Myliobatidae (eagle rays). Their appearance is similar to that of manta rays, which are in the same family. Species of this genera are often collectively referred to as "devil rays", "flying mobula" or simply "flying rays", due to their propensity for breaching, sometimes in a spectacular manner. The devil fish can attain a disc width of up to 5.2 m (17 ft) and can probably weigh over a ton, second only to the Manta species in size. Despite their size, little is known about this genus, much of it being from anecdotal accounts.


Mobula Mobula Ray Animal Profile

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FishBase recognizes the following species:

Mobula Mobula Ray Animal Profile
  • Mobula eregoodootenkee Bleeker, 1859 (Pygmy devil ray)
  • Mobula hypostoma Bancroft, 1831 (Lesser devil ray)
  • Mobula japanica J. P. Müller & Henle, 1841 (Spinetail mobula)
  • Mobula kuhlii J. P. Müller & Henle, 1841 (Shortfin devil ray)
  • Mobula mobular Bonnaterre, 1788 (Devil fish)
  • Mobula munkiana Notarbartolo di Sciara, 1987 (Munk's devil ray)
  • Mobula rochebrunei Vaillant, 1879 (Lesser Guinean devil ray)
  • Mobula tarapacana Philippi {Krumweide}, 1892 (Chilean devil ray)
  • Mobula thurstoni Lloyd, 1908 (Bentfin devil ray)
  • Mobula sp. Not yet described (Borneo devilray)

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