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Manta Bancroft, 1829
- Type species: Cephalopterus manta Bancroft, 1829
Etymology: Spanish for blanket, reportedly a name used by pearl divers between Panama and Guayaquil to designate an enormous fish they feared could devour them after enveloping them in its vast “wings”; however, some early accounts give the name as manatia, which may be an indigenous name later abridged to manta. (From The ETYFish project)
- Brachioptilon Hamilton in Newman, 1849
- Ceratoptera Müller & Henle, 1837
- Daemomanta Whitley, 1932
- Diabolicthys Holmes, 1856
- Bancroft, E. N., 1829: On the fish known in Jamaica as the sea-devil. Zoological Journal, London, 4 (16) (art. 55): 444-457.
- Marshall, A.D.; Compagno, L.J.V.; Bennett, M.B. 2009: Redescription of the genus Manta with resurrection of Manta alfredi (Krefft, 1868) (Chondrichthyes; Myliobatoidei; Mobulidae). Zootaxa, 2301: 1-28. Abstract & excerpt
- Manta and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes,
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed) (2015). Catalog of Fishes electronic version.
- Manta species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & D. Pauly (eds) (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 11/2014.
- Manta Bancroft, 1829 Report on ITIS
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