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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta birostris (Walbaum, 1792) 
AphiaID: 105857

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBatoidea (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRajiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyliobatidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMobulinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta birostris (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta Bancroft, 1829
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman, 1849
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephaloptera stelligera Günther, 1870
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratoptera ehrenbergi Müller & Henle, 1841 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratoptera ehrenbergii Müller & Henle, 1841
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratoptera johnii Müller & Henle, 1841
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta americana Bancroft, 1829
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta brevirostris Auctorum (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta ehrenbergii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta hamiltoni (Hamilton & Newman, 1849)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManta raya Baer, 1899
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja birostris Walbaum, 1792
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRaja manatia Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Sources  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, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormantaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgiant mantaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic manta  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormante géante  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMantarochen  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordidžioji manta  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorманта  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormantarrayaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta gigante  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta vatozu  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorМанта  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormanta  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEntepherus laminipes Bere, 1936 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPupulina flores Van Beneden, 1892 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (16 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (115 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (13 nucleotides; 12 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds mainly on plankton, may consume small fishes  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of Maine to Brazil, and occasionaly further north [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found to depths of 24 m, mainly in nearshore waters, around coral reefs . [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social - Minor commercial fishery [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Sharks [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Internal fertilization; ovoviviparous  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105857
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105857 on 2014-12-18
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