Occurrence and use of an estuarine habitat by giant manta ray Manta birostris

paperPublished online on 20. April 2015

Occurrence and use of an estuarine habitat by giant manta ray Manta birostris

A. M. Medeiros, O. J. Luiz, C. Domit

ABSTRACT:

Based on the knowledge of local artisanal fishermen and on direct observations, this study presents evidence that the giant manta ray Manta birostris uses the Paranagu√° estuarine complex in south Brazil, south-western Atlantic Ocean, in a predictable seasonal pattern. Behavioural observations suggest that the estuary can act as a nursery ground for M. birostris during the summer.

Journal of Fish Biology. Early View Version. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12667

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