Mobula japanica, commonly known as the spinetail devil ray, spinetail mobula ray or Japanese mobula ray, is a species of pelagic marine fish which belongs to the family Myliobatidae. It is found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific and eastern Atlantic Ocean.
The species can be distinguished from other large rays by its projecting head, a white-tipped ...
dorsal fin, a spine between the base of the dorsal fin and the start of the tail, and the length of its tail. Its spiracle is just above the area where the pectoral fin meets the body. Wiki
Mobula Ray News
A new scientific publication "Life History, Growth, and Reproductive Biology of Four Mobulid Species in the Bohol Sea, Philippines" has been published in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science. The study by Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) was lead by researcher Joshua Rambahiniarison and aimed to determine life history and reproductive parameters for several mobulids caught in the Philippines to provide vital information on the sustainability of the exploitation and consumptive use of these megafauna, at the country level and worldwide.
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Biologists and researchers of the Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) Project Philippines identified a look-alike of the manta ray that was previously unrecorded in the waters of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) in Cagayancillo.
A release from the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) obtained by the Philippine News Agency on Monday said LAMAVE biologist Ryan Murray has identified the manta look-alike as Mobula japanica from hundreds of video footages taken in the world-famous reefs since October last year.
He was reportedly able to identify the species from a video footage provided by ...
While surveying the Ticao Pass in the Philippines, members of the Large Marine Vertebrate Project (LAMAVE) came across a school of Mobula Rays feeding in a dense plankton bloom. The species in the video is the Mobula japanica, (commonly referred to as a Devil ray) and there must have been over 9 individuals present.
They are breathtaking to see in the water.
Identifying the species we see swimming in our oceans is essential in helping us gain a better understanding of the state of different ray populations in the Philippines.
The Large Marine Vertebrate Project in the Philippines is ...