Atlantic manta - Manta birostris

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Scientific Name Manta birostris
Author (Walbaum, 1792)
Taxonomic Rank Species
Taxonomic # 160992
Common Names Spanish: manta gigante
English: giant manta
English: Atlantic manta
English: manta
English: Pacific manta
Current Standing valid
Taxonomic Parents Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Subphylum: Vertebrata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
        Subclass: Elasmobranchii
          Superorder: Euselachii
            Order: Myliobatiformes
              Family: Mobulidae
                Genus: Manta
Taxonomic Children
Synonyms (since 1950)

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ITIS TSN160992
Status - ESA, U.S. FWS
    T ()
Status - Red List, IUCN
    VU (Global or one of the sub regions)
#records (spatial)1,564
#records (non-spatial)0
#datasets79
Year1979 - 2019
Latitude-24.65 - 43.37
Longitude-179.48 - 167.95
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