Mobulidae


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Noun1.Mobulidae - large rays lacking venomous spines: mantasMobulidae - large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas
fish family - any of various families of fish
Batoidei, order Batoidei, order Rajiformes, Rajiformes - fish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies; includes: rays; skates; guitarfishes; sawfishes
manta ray, manta, devilfish - extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
genus Manta - a genus of Mobulidae
genus Mobula, Mobula - type genus of the Mobulidae
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A (Hsa) Himantura toshi (Ht) Himantura uarnak (Hua) Himantura undulata (Hun) Pastinachus sephen (Ps) Taeniura meyeni (Tm) Urogymnus asperrimus (Ua) Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineus (Nf) Gymnuridae Grymnura australis (Ga) Hemigaleidae Hemigaleus microstoma (Hm) Hemipristis elongatus (He) Hemiscylliidae Chiloscyllium punctatum (Cp) Mobulidae Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinari (Ana) Aetomylaeus vespertilio (Av) Aetomyleus nichofii (Ani) Narcinidae Narcine westraliensis (Nw) Orectolobidae Orectolobus ornatus (Oo) Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidata (Ac) Pristis clavata (Pc) Pristis microdon (Pm) Pristis pectinata (Pp) Pristis zijsron (Pz) Scyliorhinidae Atelomycterus fasciatus (Af) Galeus sp.
Nevertheless, some observers had difficulties identifying some billfishes, sharks, and Mobulidae species.
The lowest fish bycatch in the WIO tuna purse-seine fishery was taken from free schools (mainly carcharhinid sharks and Mobulidae rays) (Figs.