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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