You selected Cephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824. This is a synonym for:

Accepted scientific name:
Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)
Synonyms:
Brachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman, 1849 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Brachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman, 1849
Cephaloptera stelligera Günther, 1870 (synonym)
Cephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829
Cephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824
Ceratoptera alfredi (non Krefft, 1868) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Ceratoptera alfredi (non Krefft, 1868)
Ceratoptera ehrenbergi Müller & Henle, 1841 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Ceratoptera ehrenbergi Müller & Henle, 1841
Ceratoptera johnii Müller & Henle, 1841 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Ceratoptera johnii Müller & Henle, 1841
Manta alfredi (non Krefft, 1868) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Manta alfredi (non Krefft, 1868)
Manta americana Bancroft, 1829 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Manta americana Bancroft, 1829
Manta brevirostris Auctorum (ambiguous synonym)
Manta ehrenbergii (Müller & Henle, 1841) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Manta ehrenbergii (Müller & Henle, 1841)
Manta hamiltoni (Hamilton & Newman, 1849) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Manta hamiltoni (Hamilton & Newman, 1849)
Manta raya Baer, 1899 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Manta raya Baer, 1899
Raja birostris Walbaum, 1792 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Raja birostris Walbaum, 1792
Raja manatia Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Raja manatia Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Manta Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Pari kerbau Bali Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Fairiyap Carolinian Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Mwura Carolinian Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Pagi Cebuano Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Salanga Cebuano Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Manta Creole, French Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Manta Creole, Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Ucha Creole, Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Almindelig djævlerokke Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Djævlerokke Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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En madi Divehi Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Duivelsrog Dutch Netherlands Antilles Click here to show the literature
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Manta Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic manta English Bahamas Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic manta English Netherlands Antilles Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic manta English Puerto Rico Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic manta English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic manta English USA Click here to show the literature
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Australian devilray English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Blanketfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Devil fish English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Devil ray English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Devil ray English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Devil ray English Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Devil ray English Netherlands Antilles Click here to show the literature
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Devil ray English Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Devil-ray English Djibouti Click here to show the literature
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Devilfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Devilfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Devilfish English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Devilfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Eagleray English Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Giant Atlantic manta English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Giant devil ray English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Giant devil ray English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Giant devil ray English USA Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Giant manta English USA Click here to show the literature
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Great devil fish English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Canada Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Netherlands Antilles Click here to show the literature
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Manta English South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Manta English Trinidad Tob Click here to show the literature
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Manta English USA Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Christmas I. Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Guyana Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Haiti Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English India Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Micronesia Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Puerto Rico Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Solomon Islands Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English Tonga Click here to show the literature
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Manta ray English USA Click here to show the literature
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Mantaray English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Munguna English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Munguna English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Pacific manta English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Prince Alfreds ray English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Prince Alfreds ray English Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Sea devil English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Skeete English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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vai mataitalia Fijian Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Vevewai Fijian Fiji Click here to show the literature
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Paholaisrausku Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Kotogan Fon GBE Benin Click here to show the literature
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Diable de mer French Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Diable de mer French New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Diable de mer French Seychelles Click here to show the literature
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Grande mante French Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Manta French Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Mante French Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Mante atlantique French France Click here to show the literature
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Mante du Pacifique French France Click here to show the literature
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Mante géante French France Click here to show the literature
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Raie manta French France Click here to show the literature
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Pe-guc Fwâi New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Vali lovo Gela Solomon Islands Click here to show the literature
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Manta German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Manta German Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Riesen-Teufelsrochen German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Riesenmanta German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Teufelsrochen German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Hahalua Hawaiian Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Diavolo di mare Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Manta Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Itomaki-ei Japanese Maldives Click here to show the literature
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Oni-itomaki-ei Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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Cawang kalung Javanese Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Plampangan Javanese Indonesia Click here to show the literature
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Pe-wen Jawe New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Pari kelawar Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Pari kola Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Pari paung Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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Pari paus Malay (individual language) Malaysia Click here to show the literature
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双吻前口蝠鲼 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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埃氏前口蝠鱝 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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埃氏前口蝠鲼 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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太平洋前口蝠鱝 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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太平洋前口蝠鲼 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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雙吻前口蝠鱝 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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鬼蝠魟 Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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鬼蝠魟 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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Pagi Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Kalomlom Misima-Paneati Papua New Guinea Click here to show the literature
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Whipri Mískito Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Diavolos Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Teratos Modern Greek (1453-) Greece Click here to show the literature
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Djevlerokke Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Véraa Numee New Caledonia Click here to show the literature
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Manta Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Diabo-do-mar Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Jamanta Portuguese Angola Click here to show the literature
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Jamanta Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Jamanta Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Jamanta gigante Portuguese Mozambique Click here to show the literature
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Manta Portuguese Angola Click here to show the literature
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Manta Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Manta Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Manta Portuguese Madeira Is Click here to show the literature
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Manta Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Maroma Portuguese Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Morcego-do-mar Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-diabo Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Raia-jamanta Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Urjamanta Portuguese Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Urjamanta Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Diavol de mare Romanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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манта Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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черт морской Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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Manta Serbian Serbia and Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Gaangish Somali Somalia Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Galapagos Is Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Puerto Rico Click here to show the literature
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Manta Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Manta atlantica Spanish Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Manta atlántica gigante Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Manta gigante Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Manta gigante Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Manta raya Spanish Ecuador Click here to show the literature
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Manta voladora Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Manta voladora Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Mantaraya Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Mortaja voladora Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Raya Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Taachui Swahili (individual language) Tanzania Click here to show the literature
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Djävulsrocka Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Jättemanta Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Manta Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Stillahavsmanta Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Pagi Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Fafa piti Tahitian French Polynesia Click here to show the literature
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Kotuwa-tiriki Tamil India Click here to show the literature
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Fai manu Tongan Tonga Click here to show the literature
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Fafarua Tuamotuan Tuamoto Is Click here to show the literature
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Tchibouela likouessi Unknown Congo Rep Click here to show the literature
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Cá Nạng Vietnamese Viet Nam Click here to show the literature
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Choucounteur Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Ndiaouratt bédjéne Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Elasmobranchii
Order Rajiformes
Family Myliobatidae
Genus Manta
Distribution: Circumglobal, tropical to temperate: in the Northern Hemisphere, as far north as southern California and Rhode Island on the United States west and east coasts, Mutsu Bay, Aomori, Japan, the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and the Azores Islands; in the Southern Hemisphere, as far south as Peru, Uruguay, South Africa and New Zealand. In some locations, including Mozambique, it is sympatric with Manta alfredi.
Additional data: Many give Donndorff 1798 as author, but see Ref. 33021 for justification of Walbaum.
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2011
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Group expert : McEachran, J., Data last modified by FishBase 05-Jan-2011
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=2061
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d136b14f-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201