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Manta alfredi

(Krefft 1868)
  

Manta alfredi was originally described as Ceratoptera alfredi by Krefft in 1868. It belongs to the family Mobulidae. It is commonly known as Mwura and is known Reef Manta Ray in South Africa, Fairiyap in Micronesia, Federated States, Reef Manta Ray in Sodwana. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   alfredi
AuthorWI   Krefft [J. L. G.]
AuthorNI   Krefft
Qualification   ---
Year   1868
Status   Synonym
Class  
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatiformes
Family   Mobulidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Manta
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Myliobatiformes
Family   Mobulidae
Genus   Manta
Original Name   Ceratoptera        
Taxon Name   alfredi
Original Combination   Ceratoptera alfredi
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Lamnostoma polyophthalmum
OriginalSubGenus   Ceratoptera
Original Author   Krefft
Original AuthorWI   Krefft [J. L. G.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1868
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Watson's Bay, at entrance to Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   AMS I.1731(stuffed and painted over)
Page   3, 9
Illustrations   Fig.

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---


Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Manta alfredi
Current Species   alfredi
Current Genus Manta
Current AuthorWI Krefft [J. L. G.]
Current AuthorNI   Krefft
Current Year   1868
Current Family Mobulidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Circumglobal in tropical through subtropical seas (including Red Sea, New Caledonia, Hawaiian Islands).
   

Current Summary   Synonym of Mobula alfredi  (Krefft 1868). Mobulidae.
 
Name History   •Valid as Manta alfredi, but may be Manta birostris (Walbaum 1792) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:51 [ref. 12442], Compagno 1999:498 [ref. 25589]). •Synonym of Manta birostris (Donndorff 1798 [Walbaum 1792]) -- (Last & Stevens 1994:460 [ref. 23873], Allen et al. 2006:207 [ref. 29002]). •See Grove & Lavenberg 1997:130 [ref. 24023]. •Valid as Manta alfredi (Krefft 1868) -- (Marshall et al. 2009:13 [ref. 30599], Kitchen-Wheeler 2010:351 [ref. 30962], Fricke et al. 2011:348 [ref. 31242], Wirtz et al. 2013:116 [ref. 32972], Larson et al. 2013:22 [ref. 32988], Ebert et al. 2013:368 [ref. 33045], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Psomadakis et al. 2015:107 [ref. 34104], Weigmann 2016:145 [ref. 34211]). •Valid as Mobula alfredi (Krefft 1868) -- (White & Last 2016:742 [ref. 35016], White et al. 2017:284 [ref. 35860], Ehemann et al. 2018:27 [ref. 36194], Fricke et al. 2018:27 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:18 [ref. 36273], White & Ko'ou 2018:67 [ref. 35922], White et al. 2018:69 [ref. 37171], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:179 [ref. 37302], Zajonz et al. 2019:104 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:214 [ref. 37272]).

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americana Manta americana Bancroft [E. N.] 1829Synonym
birostris Manta birostris (Walbaum [J. J.] 1792)Synonym
ehrenbergii Manta ehrenbergii (Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1841)Synonym
fowleri Manta fowleri Whitley [G. P.] 1936Synonym
hamiltoni Manta hamiltoni (Hamilton [F.] & Newman [E.] in Newman 1849)Synonym
mobular Manta mobular (Bonnaterre [J. P.] 1788)Synonym
pakoka Manta pakoka Whitley [G. P.] 1936Synonym
pinchoti Manta pinchoti Whitley [G. P.] 1936In family
raya Manta raya Baer [G. A.] 1899Uncertain
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