Mobula alfredi

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Mobula alfredi.


Taxonavigation: Dasyatoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Batoidea
Superordo: Batomorphii
Ordo: Myliobatiformes
Subordo: Myliobatoidei
Superfamilia: Dasyatoidea

Familia: Mobulidae
Genus: Mobula
Species: Mobula alfredi


Mobula alfredi (Krefft, 1868)

  • Holotype (unique): AMS I.1731 (stuffed and painted over)

Type locality: Watson's Bay, at entrance to Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Etymology: in honor of Prince Albert, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), who was visiting Sydney at the time this “royal fish” was caught and posed for photographs with it. (From The ETYFish Project)



  • Kashiwagi, T., Marshall, A. D., Bennett, M. B. & Ovenden, J. R., 2012: The genetic signature of recent speciation in manta rays (Manta alfredi and M. birostris). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 212–218. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.03.020
  • Krefft, J. L. G., 1868: Deratoptera alfredi (Prince Alfred's ray). The Illustrated Sydney News 5 (11 July 1868): 3, 9.


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Riffmanta
English: Reef Manta Ray, Prince Alfred's Ray
français: Raie manta de récif
ไทย: ปลากระเบนแมนตาแนวปะการัง
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