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Manta Ray gliding overhead close with Golden Trevally pilotfish

Manta Ray gliding overhead close with Golden Trevally pilotfish

Reef Manta Rays, Nusa Penida, circle while cleaning fish perform their duties. A cleaning station is a specific location where manta rays congregate to receive cleaning services from fish that remove parasites from their bodies, mouths, and gills. Reef Manta Rays, magnificent creatures with a wingspan up to 5 meters, horn-shaped cephalic fins, a large mouth that faces forward, and five pairs of gill slits on their ventral surface.

 

  • Extinction Risk: Vulnerable
  • Scientific Name: Mobula alfredi