New records of the Japanese devilray Mobula japanica (Muller & Henle 1841) for Australian waters

Townsend, Kathy and Kyne, Peter M. (2010) New records of the Japanese devilray Mobula japanica (Muller & Henle 1841) for Australian waters. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 55 1: 225-230.

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Author Townsend, Kathy
Kyne, Peter M.
Title New records of the Japanese devilray Mobula japanica (Muller & Henle 1841) for Australian waters
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New records of the Japanese devilray Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle 1841) for Australian waters
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 2010-03-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 225
End page 230
Total pages 6
Place of publication South Bank, QLD, Australia
Publisher Queensland Museum
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
New Australian record of the Japanese devilray Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle 1841) are documented from photographs taken at Ribbon reefs, Fraser island, Off Noosa and off Southport, Old, and from a specimen beach-washed on North Strabroke island, Qld. This specimen, measuring 224 mm disc width, was located on 02/0902007 and is the first sexually mature male recorded in Australian waters. Morphometrics for this specimen are generally consistent with previously published accounts. Where differences exist, these are marginal. Within Australian waters, M. japanica has thus far only been recorded from the east coast, within the latitidinal range 14º57`-32º59`S. The recent increase in records suggests the species is more common in Australian waters than previously thought.
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Institutional Status UQ

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