reef manta ray

Scientific name Mobula alfredi
Descriptor Krefft
Year of description 1868
IUCN category VU
Family Mobulidae
Genus Mobula
Mobula alfredi Mobula alfredi

Introduction

Mobula alfredi, commonly known as reef manta ray, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    700 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    500 cm
  • Maximum size
    700 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the reef manta ray ?

The reef manta ray measures between 500 and 700 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has blanc tasks.

Sexual dimorphism

The male has a visible reproductive organ called gonopod which allows him to fertilize the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    planctophage
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The reef manta ray is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is planctophage .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The reef manta ray is a fish ovovivipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 120 m

Biotope presentation

The reef manta ray is most often found at a depth between 0m and 120m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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