All in all, 663 Yards. birostris was in fact physically recognized [male = 363 (55%), girls = three hundred (45%)] through the a total of 726 sightings, from which 329 was in fact girls [adult = 237 (72%), subadult = twenty four (7%), teenager = 68 (21%)] and you will 397 was men [adult = 371 (93%), subadult = 24 (6%), juvenile = 2 (1%)]. All of the sightings happened around the 39 internet sites, from which, 642 (88%) took place within Fuvahmulah Atoll, and 662 (91%) taken place when you look at the days out-of March and you may April, straddling brand new change involving the NE and you can SW Monsoons. Mobula birostris was basically noticed demonstrating clean up [sightings = 8 (1%)], touring [sightings = 681 (94%)], feeding [sightings = ten (1%)], and you will courtship behavior [sightings = twenty seven (4%)].

Four additional hitchhiker variety have been identified for the M. birostris (Desk step 1 and you may Fig step three). One particular frequently noticed hitchhiker variety was R. remora, which had been seen which have M. birostris throughout 397 (55%) sightings.

Differences in hitchhiker associations having oceanic manta radiation (Yards. birostris).

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