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Rustystar

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Re: Manta/Devil Ray is Singapore water?
« Reply #10 on: 16 Apr 14, 15:24 »
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  • Manta ray have long frontal lobes that are flat and used like a scoop to direct plankton into its mouth. The body shape is diamond shaped, with a wider wingspan.

    The ray in the video looks like an eagle ray or cownose ray. I can't confirm and not an expert.

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    Re: Manta/Devil Ray is Singapore water?
    « Reply #11 on: 18 Apr 14, 20:50 »
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  • Manta ray have long frontal lobes that are flat and used like a scoop to direct plankton into its mouth. The body shape is diamond shaped, with a wider wingspan.

    The ray in the video looks like an eagle ray or cownose ray. I can't confirm and not an expert.

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    Eagle ray is a big family of rays and most have more pointed nose. quite prominent. javanese cownose have a w shaped nose, much like a cow. only manta and its cousin the devil ray have cephalic fins, both is a subfamily of eagle ray under mobulidae family and mobula genus. you are right about the cephalic fins, so it must be the devil ray, likely mobula kuhlii. hope i help to clarrify :)