First record of spinetail devil ray, Mobula japanica (Müller & Henle 1841) from the Gulf of Antalya

Mehmet Gökoğlu, Serkan Teker


On 11 October 2019, one specimen of spinetail devilray Mobula japanica (Müller and Henle, 1841) was caught inadvertently by a commercial fisherman at a depth of approximately 25 m off the Gulf of Antalya. One specimen was examined in detail. M. japanica was recorded for the first time in the Gulf of Antalya.

Keyword: by-catch; Gulf of Antalya; Mobula japonica; spinetail devil ray

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