Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Rajiformes > Family: Myliobatidae > Genus: Manta > Species: Manta birostris

Atlantic manta - Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 3 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic manta English Fishbase
Devil-ray English Fishbase
Diavol de mare Romanian Fishbase
Diavolo di mare Italian Fishbase
Diavolos Greek Fishbase
Djävulsrocka Swedish Fishbase
Djevlerokke Norwegian Fishbase
Djævlerokke Danish Fishbase
Giant Atlantic manta English Fishbase
Giant devil ray English Fishbase
Giant manta English Fishbase
Jättemanta Swedish Fishbase
Manta German Fishbase
Manta Italian Fishbase
Manta Polish Fishbase
Manta Portuguese Fishbase
Manta Serbian Fishbase
Manta Spanish Fishbase
Manta atlántica gigante Spanish Fishbase
Manta voladora Spanish Fishbase
Mante atlantique French Fishbase
Mante du Pacifique French Fishbase
Mante géante French Fishbase
Pacific manta English Fishbase
Paholaisrausku Finnish Fishbase
Riesenmanta German Fishbase
Teratos Greek Fishbase
Teufelsrochen German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Raja birostris Walbaum, 1792
Manta ehrenbergi (non Müller & Henle, 1841)
Manta hamiltoni (Hamilton & Newman, 1849)
Ceratoptera alfredi Krefft, 1868
Raja manatia Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cephalopterus vampyrus Mitchill, 1824
Manta americana Bancroft, 1829
Cephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829
Ceratoptera johnii Müller & Henle, 1841
Brachioptilon hamiltoni Hamilton & Newman, 1849

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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