Bentfin devil ray

The bentfin devil ray, lesser devil ray, smoothtail devil ray, smoothtail mobula, or Thurton's devil ray is a species of fish in the Mobulidae family.

The Bentfin devil ray lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 0 - 100 m environment.

Identification: Like other Mobula species, the bentfin devil ray is recognized by its paired, flat head fins, large, angular pectoral disc, subterminal mouth with teeth in both jaws, and slender, “whip like” tail that has a single dorsal fin at the base and lacks a spine. More

bentfin devil ray, Mobula thurstoni (Chondrichthyes: Mobulidae), in the western Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K. 83(4):869-870. Paper URL E-mail More

motta occurrence of the bentfin devil ray the generic name of the pastinacas, or "sting rays" proc. More

Common names

Bentfin devil ray in English
Bentfin devilray in English
Chupa sangre in Spanish (español)
Chupasangre in Spanish (español)
Devil ray in English
Diablo in sp
Diablo in Spanish (español)
Diablo chupasangre in Spanish (español)
Diablo manta in Spanish (español)
Gladdestert-mobula in Afrikaans
Gladstaartduivelsrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Glathalet djævlerokke in Danish (dansk)
Lesser devil ray in English
Manta in English
Manta in sp
Manta in Spanish (español)
Manta diablo in Spanish (español)
manta doblada in Spanish (español)
Manta hladkoocasá in Czech (česky)
Manta raya in Spanish (español)
Mante vampire in French (français)
Mobula in English
Murciélago in Spanish (español)
Ndiaouatt bédjéne in Wolof (Wollof)
Pari lampengan in Bahasa Indonesia
Petite manta in French (français)
Plampangan in Bahasa Indonesia
Smooth tail devil ray in English
Smooth-tail mobula in English
Smoothtail mobula in English
Souki in Wolof (Wollof)
光尾蝠鱝 in Mandarin Chinese
光尾蝠鲼 in Mandarin Chinese
印度蝠鱝 in Mandarin Chinese
印度蝠鲼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Myliobatidae
Genus : Mobula
Species : Mobula thurstoni
Authority : Lloyd, 1908