05 July 2015

Mobula mobular in the Gulf of Corinth

This individual, most likely a giant devil ray Mobula mobular, was observed on 3 July in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. Its estimated "wingspan" was 2 m. A second individual was spotted in the same area. It is our first observation of this species in the Gulf since systematic surveys started in 2009.

The photos show the tip of one of the ray's pectoral fins.

The Mediterranean population of the giant devil ray is classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni)

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