The spinetail mobula ray, scientifically known as Mobula japanica, is in the Mobulidae family. #Finfact: it is also known as the spinetail mobula ray or japanese mobula ray! They are pretty large, getting up to a width of 3.1 m (average width 2.3 m).
The lesser devil ray (Mobula hypostoma), also known as the Atlantic Devilray, is in the Mobulidae family. They are endemic to the western Atlantic ocean, found to be occurring from North Carolina, down to the Gulf of Mexico, and to northern Argentina. Like other rays, they are commonly spotted in shallow waters in big groups or alone.
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