First record of Mobula japanica (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae) from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean

Bustamante, Carlos, Couturier, Lydie I. E. and Bennett, Michael B. (2012) First record of Mobula japanica (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae) from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine Biodiversity Records, 5 e48: 1-4. doi:10.1017/S1755267212000310

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Author Bustamante, Carlos
Couturier, Lydie I. E.
Bennett, Michael B.
Title First record of Mobula japanica (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae) from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean
Formatted title
First record of Mobula japanica (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae) from the south-eastern Pacific Ocean
Journal name Marine Biodiversity Records   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-2672
Publication date 2012-05-25
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1755267212000310
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue e48
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The spinetail devilray Mobula japanica was recorded for the first time in the south-eastern Pacific Ocean, from a single beach-washed specimen examined at Bahía Inglesa, Chile. The presence of this temperate-tropical species at about 27° south of its previously recorded range in the eastern Pacific Ocean may be explained by the absence of rigorous species-specific landing reports along the coasts of Peru and Chile. Alternatively, a strong warm phase of El Niño Southern Oscillation may have facilitated conditions allowing this epipelagic species to travel towards higher latitudes. This record increases the known range of M. japanica and the occurrence of mobulids in Chilean waters to three species. Photographs and morphometrics of the specimen are provided.
Keyword Mobula
Devilray
Rajiformes
Chile
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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Created: Mon, 28 May 2012, 12:52:26 EST by Carlos Bustamante Diaz on behalf of School of Biomedical Sciences