WoRMS name details

Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)

105857  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105857)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Mainly oceanic (Ref. 7251) but also encountered in surface or mid-waters of lagoons, shallow muddy bays, off river mouths,...  
Description Mainly oceanic (Ref. 7251) but also encountered in surface or mid-waters of lagoons, shallow muddy bays, off river mouths, and seaward reefs. Occurs singly or in small groups (Ref. 1602). Mainly plankton feeders, but may feed on small and moderate-sized fishes as well (Ref. 9911). Mantas are not aggresive but are dangerous because of their rough skin and huge size which has led to the deaths of deep-sea divers whose airlines have been entangled with these creatures. May be captured by means of the harpon. Leaps out the water every once in a while. [details]

Distribution Gulf of Maine to Brazil, and occasionaly further north  
Distribution Gulf of Maine to Brazil, and occasionaly further north [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105857 on 2018-11-14
Date
action
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed
2017-10-23 04:16:08Z
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context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee (eds.). 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 748 p. [details]   

additional source Florida Museum of Natural History. 2003. Ichthyology Collection Database., available online at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Collection/collectdata.htm [details]   

additional source Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Mainly oceanic (Ref. 7251) but also encountered in surface or mid-waters of lagoons, shallow muddy bays, off river mouths, and seaward reefs. Occurs singly or in small groups (Ref. 1602). Mainly plankton feeders, but may feed on small and moderate-sized fishes as well (Ref. 9911). Mantas are not aggresive but are dangerous because of their rough skin and huge size which has led to the deaths of deep-sea divers whose airlines have been entangled with these creatures. May be captured by means of the harpon. Leaps out the water every once in a while. [details]

Diet Feeds mainly on plankton, may consume small fishes  [details]

Distribution Gulf of Maine to Brazil, and occasionaly further north [details]

Habitat Found to depths of 24 m, mainly in nearshore waters, around coral reefs . [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social - Minor commercial fishery [details]

Predators Sharks [details]

Reproduction Internal fertilization; ovoviviparous  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English mantagiant mantaAtlantic manta  [details]
French mante géante  [details]
German Mantarochen  [details]
Japanese オニイトマキエイ  [details]
Lithuanian didžioji manta  [details]
Polish manta  [details]
Russian манта  [details]
Slovenian manta  [details]
Spanish mantarrayamanta gigante  [details]
Turkish manta vatozu  [details]
Ukrainian Манта  [details]
Welsh manta  [details]