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See also:     Various Rays    Mobula Ray Video

Mobula ray with remora, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02003, all rights reserved worldwide. Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01995, all rights reserved worldwide. Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01996, all rights reserved worldwide.
Mobula ray with remora, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, Image 02003 Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, Image 01995 Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, Image 01996
Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01998, all rights reserved worldwide. Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02002, all rights reserved worldwide.
Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, Image 01998 Mobula ray, Mobula sp., Cocos Island, Image 02002
Mobula rays are found in tropical oceans worldwide, typically near offshore islands. They are often mistaken for manta rays (Manta birostris) but mobulas are considerably smaller, reaching sizes to 12' from wing tip to wing tip. Like manta rays, mobula are often accompanied by remoras. These photographs were taken at Isla del Coco, a small Pacific island owned by Costa Rica that is known for sightings of large pelagic marine animals and enormous schools of fish.