Manta Ray

© Johan Boshoff

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Manta ray

Tinwana Endyangwini

Manta, Atlantic manta, Pacific manta

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Manta birostris

Size

Ku fika eka 7 m.

Nhlamuselo

Yina miri lowunga kulaswinene na timpapa letingana xivumbeko xa triangle. Nomo wu kwala emahlweni, yitlhela yiva na ti fins letinga ekusuhi swinene na nomo. Matihlo yava kona laha nhlokweni. Ncila wulehe kuhundza miri wa yona. Hixitalo yina muhlovo wo dzwihala laha henhla ivi yi basal aha khwirini, minkarhi yinwana yiva na swicoti coti e khwirini.

Vuxokoxoko

Muxaka lowu wa hlampfi wukule kufika eka 7 wuva na tinxaka 42. Kutlhela kuva na tinxaka tinwana timbirhi. Leyintsongo yikumekaka emakumu ka mati na leyikulu leyi kotaka kurhurha yiya tshama kunwana laha kungana maxelo lawa yikumanaka na wona. Yi wela eka swihadyana leswi nga enghozini swinene.

Yina matino yoka yanga tontswanga lawa yinga watirhiseku kudya hiwona. Yivonaka swinene emakumu ka mati laha yi basisiwaka hitinwana tihlampfi tofana na wrasse na Angelfish leyintsongo. Leswi yinga yo rhandza ku tiva yikota no tshunelela xikepe loko xiyimile e lwandle. Yitswala van ava 2-4 hinkarhi wunwe.

Swakudya

Yi hlawula ngopfu swakudya leswi yiswidyaka. Swakudya swayona swikatsa swihadyana leswinga fa se swibolaka swale matini na matandza ya tihlampfi.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka malwandle yohambana hambana ya misava.

Common Species

Reef manta
Manta alfredi
Reef manta
Manta alfredi
Giant manta
Manta birostris