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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 1–2 | Cite as

First record of living Manta alfredi × Manta birostris hybrid

  • R. P. Walter
  • S. T. Kessel
  • N. Alhasan
  • A. T. Fisk
  • D. D. Heath
  • T. Chekchak
  • R. Klaus
  • M. Younis
  • G. Hill
  • B. Jones
  • C. D. Braun
  • M. L. Berumen
  • J. D. DiBattista
  • M. A. Priest
  • N. E. Hussey
Oceanarium

Keywords

Haplotype Network Hybrid Individual Aggregation Site Gene RAG1 Global Exploitation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research forms part of the Equipe Cousteau Sudan Shark and Ray Conservation and Management Program. We thank N. Stroh (Equipe Cousteau), Claudio Scarpellini and regional dive operators, the Wildlife Conservation General Administration (WCGA), The Red Sea State Government and The Red Sea University.

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Copyright information

© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Walter
    • 1
  • S. T. Kessel
    • 1
    • 3
  • N. Alhasan
    • 2
  • A. T. Fisk
    • 1
  • D. D. Heath
    • 1
  • T. Chekchak
    • 3
  • R. Klaus
    • 3
  • M. Younis
    • 3
  • G. Hill
    • 4
  • B. Jones
    • 4
  • C. D. Braun
    • 5
  • M. L. Berumen
    • 5
  • J. D. DiBattista
    • 5
  • M. A. Priest
    • 5
  • N. E. Hussey
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Windsor – GLIERWindsorCanada
  2. 2.WCGAPort SudanSudan
  3. 3.Equipe CousteauParisFrance
  4. 4.The Deep AquariumHullUK
  5. 5.KAUSTThuwalSaudi Arabia

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