Manta rays in the Marquesas Islands: first records of Manta birostris in French Polynesia and most easterly location of Manta alfredi in the Pacific Ocean, with notes on their distribution

J. Mourier*

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    Abstract

    Based on direct observations of free-ranging specimens, the giant manta ray Manta birostris is reported from the Marquesas Islands, the first sighting in French Polynesia. Sightings of its sister species, the reef manta ray Manta alfredi, are also reported at the most easterly location in the Pacific Ocean. Preliminary individual identification as well as notes on their distribution are also reported.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2053-2058
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Fish Biology
    Volume81
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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