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Accepted name: Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Mobula moblular (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Synonyms:

Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Raia mobular Bonnaterre, 1788, Tabl. encycl. méth...., Ichth.: 5 (Montredon, near Marseille). No type material.
Raja fabronia Lacepède, 1800, Hist. nat. Poiss., 2: 111-114 (off Livorno). Holotype: formerly in MZUF- its existence could not be ascertained.
Raja cephaloptera Schneider, 1801, in Bloch-Schneider, M.E. Blochii Syst. Ichthyol.: 365-366 ('in mari Pacifico, rarissime in Mediterraneo ad Massiliam'). No type material.
Raja giorna Lacepède, 1803, Hist. nat. Poiss., 5: 666-667, pl. XX (fig. 3) (off Nice). Holotype: probably MZUT.
Mobula auriculata Rafinesque, 1810, Indice Ittiol. sicil.: 48 (new name for R. mobular only).
Apterurus fabroni Rafinesque, 1810, Indice Ittiol. sicil.: 48 (new name for R. fabronia Lacepède only).
Cephalopterus massena Risso, 1810, Ichthyol. Nice: 15-17 (off Nice). No type material.
Cephaloptera giorna: (Lacepede, 1803) Cuvier, 1817: 138 Müller & Henle, 1841: 184-185 Duméril, 1865: 653-654, pl. VI (fig. 6-7) Canestrini, 1872: 61 Moreau, 1881: 439-440 Doderlein, 1884: 244-247 Soljan, 1963: 75-76, fig.
Dicerobatis giornae: Günther, 1870: 496.
Cephaloptera (Dicerobatis) rochebrunei Vaillant, 1879, Bull soc. philomath. Paris, 1878, (7) 3: 187-188 (Senegal). Holotype: MNHN no. A 9967, stuffed.
Cephaloptera edentula Griffini, 1903, Ittiol. ital.: 132, fig. 73 (Italian Seas). No type material (specific name originating from Brünnich: Ichthyol. Massil., 1768: 6).
Mobula mobular: Garman, 1913: 450 Lozano Rey, 1928: 655-657, fig. 194-195 Fowler, 1936: 141 Dieuzeide et al., 1953: 130-132, fig. Bigelow & Schroeder, 1953: 495-497 Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 181-183, fig. 108A Tortonese, 1956: 184-187, fig. 156-158 Bini, 1967: 191-192, fig. Wheeler, 1969: 107, fig. 45.
Mobula giorna: Went, 1957: 8.

Common names:

Devil ray [En]
Mante [Fr]
Kleiner Teufelsroche [De]
Manta [Es]
Diavolo di mare [It]
Jamanta [Pr]

Devil ray (Mobula mobular)