The reef manta ray Mobula
alfredi, is a large, pelagic elasmobranch (disc width up to 5 m) found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Oceans, often associated with coastlines and coral or rocky reef habitats.
(TAP) -- Nine Giant Devil Ray (Mobula
mobular), listed as endangered fish species since 2006 with a declining population, have been captured and sold this weekend at the Kelibia fishing port in Tunisia, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said.
By far the largest of the ray and skate family, the manta, Mobula
birostris, occupies a position of near-mythical status among Florida anglers in the know.
The final list consisted of the dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor), a commercially important species that, like other species of tuna, has been seriously fished out in many areas; the giant manta ray (Mobula
birostris), the graceful creature now vulnerable to extinction; the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), protected worldwide, but still critically endangered because of egg and shell collection; the Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulates), known locally as mameng, now in danger of extinction; and the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), one of Tubbataha's flagship species, now mostly seen only in the park.
The present study provides basic information on trophic interactions of four pelagic elasmobranchs captured by small-scale driftnet fisheries in northern Peru: the pelagic sharks Alopias spp., Sphyrnazygaena and Galeorhinus galeus, and the batoid Mobula
One of the most beautiful scenes in episode one shows mobula
rays feeding on plankton.
Suction cameras capture a humpback whale's eye view as it gulps down 100 kilos of herring, while graceful mobula
rays feast on bioluminescent plankton.
In the tropics, dolphins surf for what looks like sheer pleasure, while in temperate seas, mobula
rays create an enchanting display at night.
Asimismo, Csilla (2011) reconoce a Manta borostris como el batoideo con mayor masa cerebral, mientras que Mobula
japanica es la que tiene mayor masa telencefalica.
1 -- -- Carcharhinus longimanus 8 1.2 100.0 Pteroplatytrygon violacea 25 11.0 100.0 Lamna nasus 2 -- -- Pseudocarcharias kamoharai 1 -- -- Mobula