spinetail devil ray

Scientific name Mobula mobular
Descriptor Bonnaterre
Year of description 1788
IUCN category EN
Family Mobulidae
Genus Mobula
Mobula mobular Mobula mobular


Mobula mobular, commonly known as spinetail devil ray, is a salt water fish.

This sheet is currently being prepared. The texts currently proposed come from our data model or are being drafted. To request priority for this content, you can write to us HERE.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    520 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    520 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the spinetail devil ray ?

The spinetail devil ray measures between 500 and 520 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has blanc tasks.

Sexual dimorphism

The male has a visible reproductive organ called gonopod which allows him to fertilize the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The spinetail devil ray is a fish living in small groups. This species is planctophage .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The spinetail devil ray is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 25 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 30 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic

Biotope presentation

The spinetail devil ray is most often found at a depth between 0m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

To go further

To read on the web

Sources & Contributions

Participation & Validation

The Fishipedia team and specialist contributors are committed to providing high-quality content. However, although the information comes from scientific sources or testimonials from specialists, the cards may contain inaccuracies.

Adrien Falzon

Adrien Falzon

Benoit Chartrer

Benoit Chartrer

Fabrice Guérin

Fabrice Guérin

Julie Magnus

Julie Magnus


Translation done with the valuable contribution of our translators, who make this information available to a wider audience. We sincerely thank them for their commitment.

Interact with Fishipedia

To get in touch with our team or participate in our project.

Template and content © Fishipedia - Unauthorized reproduction without prior request - ISSN 2270-7247 - Last modification 12/11/2023

Scientific partners

Same genus

Species of the same biotope

  • {{name}}

    {{#street_number}}{{street_number}}, {{/street_number}}{{#route}}{{route}}{{/route}}
    {{postal_code}} {{town}}