Friday, October 14, 2011

Mobulas: Awesome!

Check this out!
It is from the Sea of Cortez and depicts one of the four local species of Mobula, a small relative to the Manta Rays - the latter in plural as now there are at least two: remember? Large Mobulas can be distinguished from small Mantas by having the mouth beneath and not in front of the head.
I'll venture a guess and state that this is most likely an aggregation of Pigmy Devil Rays, Mobula munkiana, a small gregarious migratory species that is endemic to that coast of the Americas.

Enjoy and be amazed!

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