A potential third Manta Ray species near the Yucatán Peninsula? Evidence for a recently diverged and novel genetic Manta group from the Gulf of Mexico

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Silvia Hinojosa-Alvarez; Ryan P. Walter; Pindaro Diaz-Jaimes; Felipe Galván-Magaña; E. Misty Paig-Tran;

We present genetic and morphometric support for a third, distinct, and recently diverged group of Manta ray that appears resident to the Yucatán coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Individuals of the genus Manta from Isla Holbox are markedly different from the other d... View more
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