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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.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23130699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
J Mourier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of fish biology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1095-8649     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Fish Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0214055     Medline TA:  J Fish Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2053-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Author. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Excellence CORAIL, USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE, CRIOBE, BP 1013, 98729 Moorea, French Polynesia.
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