Coral Reefs

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 61–61 | Cite as

Intestinal eversion in a free-ranging manta ray (Manta birostris)

  • T. B. Clark
  • Y. P. PapastamatiouEmail author
  • C. G. Meyer
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Efficient Technique Hawaiian Island Cleaning Station Elasmobranch Species Spiral Valve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Clark
    • 1
  • Y. P. Papastamatiou
    • 2
    Email author
  • C. G. Meyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Edmonson HallUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Hawaii Institute of Marine BiologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaKaneoheUSA
  3. 3.Hawaii Institute of Marine BiologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaKaneoheUSA

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