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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Seasonal occurrences of Manta birostris (Chondrichthyes: Mobulidae) in southeastern Brazil
Author: Luiz, OJ
Balboni, AP
Kodja, G
Andrade, M
Marum, H
Abstract: An analysis of 79 underwater photographs of Manta birostris gathered over a period of nine years in a marine protected area in southeastern Brazil suggests a high predictability of manta ray occurrences in the region during the austral winter (June-September). The reasons for this are probably related to the seasonal oceanographic conditions, as characterized by the presence of a coastal front at the study site in winter and consequent plankton enrichment, which provides a feeding opportunity for manta rays. In addition, a melanistic individual in the Atlantic Ocean that is similar in color to the Pacific Ocean's "black manta" is reported for the first time.
Subject: Manta birostris
Coastal front
Laje de Santos Marine State Park
Country: Japão
Editor: Springer Tokyo
Citation: Ichthyological Research. Springer Tokyo, v. 56, n. 1, n. 96, n. 99, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10228-008-0060-3
Date Issue: 2009
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