Scientific Name
Mobula japanica  
Mobula japanica日本蝠鱝
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Müller & Henle, 1841) Depth - M
Chinese 日本蝠鱝 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱝科 Economic Fish No 
Family F058 Myliobatidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 日本蝠鱝 
Max Length 310 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 日本蝠魟、飛魴仔、鷹魴、燕仔魟(臺東)、角魴(澎湖)、牛港燕(澎湖)、掛角燕(澎湖) 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、Greeb IS. 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Japan [Nagasaki, Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Cephaloptera japanica, Mobula japonica, Mobula rancureli   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Sharks and rays of melaysia and brunei darussalam   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0802567. ASIZP0806182. ASIZP0912567. ASIZP0916182. FRIP22072.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Spinetail mobula; Spinetail devil ray; Devilray; Japanese devil ray; Japanese devilray; Manta ray; Manta 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2003-04-30   
Characteristic Disc very broad, nearly 1.7 as wide as long, anterior margins slightly convex. Posterior concave, angles acute, narrowly rounded at the apex. Head broad flat. Mouth wide inferior. Rostrum short, broad. Rostral fins moderate, distinct from the pectorals. Teeth on both jaws, small numerous, extending th the angles of the mouth. One dorsal fin. Origin of the dorsal a little in advance of the beginnings of the ventrals. Tail twice as long as body; rough, with a series of small white tubercles along each side; slender whiplike, with a serrated spine. Specimen in formalin dark dusky brown above; whitish below.
habitats Found inshore, possibly in oceanic waters. Occurs singly or in groups. Feeds mainly on euphausiids, and to a lesser extent on copepods and crustacean larvae. May also feed on small fishes. Ovoviviparous. 
Distribution Japan, Taiwan.