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diabolus, Raja Shaw [G.] 1804:291 [General zoology or systematic natural history; ref. 4015] Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. No types known. Based on literature sources. The name diabolus should not decline. Notarbartolo-di-Sciara (1987) restricted the type locality as the Mediterranean. •Valid as Mobula diabolus (Shaw 1804) -- (Dor 1984:21 [ref. 29757], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:16 [ref. 6441], Compagno 1986:134 [ref. 5648], Paxton et al. 1989:51 [ref. 12442], Nishida 1990:92 [ref. 19783], Goren & Dor 1994:6 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:82 [ref. 27969], Fricke 1999:33 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:186 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:186 [ref. 26001], Sujatha 2002:157 [ref. 26899], Haroon & Kibria 2021:128 [ref. 39241]). •Synonym of Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Notarbartolo-di-Sciara 1987:64 [ref. 9133], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:58 [ref. 35264], Weigmann 2016:146 [ref. 34211]). Current status: Synonym of Mobula mobular (Bonnaterre 1788). Mobulidae. Habitat: marine.


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