Scientific Name
Mobula tarapacana  
Mobula tarapacana褐背蝠鱝
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Philippi, 1892) Depth - M
Chinese 褐背蝠鱝 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱝科 Economic Fish No 
Family F058 Myliobatidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 褐背蝠鱝 
Max Length 300 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 智利蝠魟、飛魴仔、鷹魴 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats   Holotype Locality 12 miles west of Iquique, Tarapacà Province, Chile [southeastern Pacific] 
Synonyms Cephaloptera tarapacana, Mobula coilloti, Mobula formosana, Mobula tarapanaca   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico vol. 1 (Jonh D. McEacharn and Janice D. Fechhelm)   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054459.  
Common Name Spiny mobula; Chilean devil ray; Sicklefin devil ray; Greater Guinean mobula; Devil ray 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Disc very broad, 1.8 as wide as long, anterior margins convex, posterior margins concave. Head broad, flat. Rostral fins moderate, distinct from the pectorals, directed forward and rolled outward. Eyes lateral, prominent. Mouth inferior. Teeth on both jaws, small, numerous, in pavement. Spiracles under the front of Pectoral. One dorsal fin, its base of posterior ends reached the posterior angles of pectoral. Tail longer than disc length, without caudal spine. Specimen in formalin brown above, whitish below.
habitats Mostly oceanic, but also in coastal waters. Solitary, sometimes forms groups. Feeds on small fishes and planktonic crustaceans. Ovoviviparous. Litter number 1. Sometimes found stranded in beaches in temperate areas. 
Distribution Taiwan. 
Utility NULL