Manta and Devil Ray Species Identification

Manta Trust (2021) Manta and Devil Ray Species Identification. Accessed 27 Apr 2021

Manta and devil rays (collectively known as mobulids) belong to a group of rays called the Myliobatiforms, which contain 12 families and about 370 species. Taxonomically within the Mobulidae family there is just one genus: Mobula, which contains ten species - two (possibly three) manta species and eight devil ray species.