Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Elasmobranchii > Subclass Neoselachii > Infraclass Batoidea > Order Rajiformes > Family Myliobatidae > Genus Manta

Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MantaBancroft, 1829accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Atlantic manta; giant manta; manta sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Manta sources: Charles Hussey
 German: Mantarochen sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: didžioji manta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: manta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: манта sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: manta sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: manta gigante; mantarraya sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: manta vatozu sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Манта sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: manta

Literature

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 - Chondrichthyes, 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. 358-360

basis of record

Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

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.

additional source

Florida Museum of Natural History. 2003. Ichthyology Collection Database.

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.

additional source

Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes.

Genbank

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Taxonomy

Link To FishBase

External Links

Link To FishBase
Link To GBIF

Citation

Bailly, N. (2012). Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792). In: Nicolas Bailly (2012). FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105857

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

IUCN:
Red List status NT 2006This species is near threatened and is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Last modified

2008-01-15 by Nicolas Bailly

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