Mobula sp. 1
Devil Ray

Devil rays differ from Mantas in the position of the mouth (under the head rather than on the very front) and in pointed anterior horns that do not unfold into flaps like those of the Manta. This Mobula was recently photographed by Jay Lord on a Kwajalein lagoon pinnacle. Exact species determination could not be made, but it may be either Mobula mobular or M. tarapacana. Prior to this sighting, Devil rays were not known from the Marshalls.

Created 5 September 2017

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