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MANTA CATALOG PREVIEW IMAGES - MOSTLY WHITE

The Manta Catalog consists of a series of images and sighting information for individual mantas that have been seen at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary or nearby banks.

Each manta ray has been placed in a category depending on its unique underbelly markings. However, some manta rays' markings might be interpreted differently by different people, so be sure to look at images in all categories to find the manta you are trying to identify.

This page includes images of mantas that are predominantly white on their undersides with few other markings.

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ADDITIONAL MANTA IMAGES

Button labeled "spots" that links to an image page of manta rays with spot patternsindividual has spot-like markings

Button labeled "squares" that links to an image page of manta rays with square-like patternsindividual has square-like blotches

Button labeled "spots & squares" that links to an image page of manta rays with spot & square patternsindividual has a combinationof spots and square patterns

Button labeled "mostly black" that links to an image page of manta rays with mostly black undersidesindividual is predominantly black/gray with few other markings

Button labeled "tagged" that links to an image page of manta rays with acoustic tags on themindividual has a tag on its dorsal (top) side

You can also download a Manta Catalog poster showing all the identified mantas sorted into their separate categories (as shown above).

Click on a picture below to see a larger image of the manta and information about sightings of that individual. All downloaded images should be credited to the person(s) listed with each photo. If an image lacks a photo credit, the photographer is not known.

Belly view of manta ray M5
Manta M5
June 1995
Photo Credit: Ferrell Cruise
Belly view of manta ray M17
Manta M17
September 1999
Photo Credit: Hickerson/FGBNMS
Belly view of manta ray M23
Manta M23
September 2006
Photo Credit: Neal Baltz
Belly view of manta ray M27
Manta M27
July 2000
Photo Credit: Hickerson/FGBNMS
Belly view of manta ray M28
Manta M28
June 2007
Photo Credit: Hickerson/FGBNMS
Belly view of manta ray M33
Manta M33
August 2006
Photo Credit: Gary Merritt
Belly view of manta ray M34
Manta M34
October 2006
Photo Credit: Christopher Parsons
Belly view of manta ray M37
Manta M37
July 2003
Photo Credit: J. Wiseman & S. Bernhardt
Belly view of manta ray M40
Manta M40
2004
Photo Credit: Joyce & Frank Burek
Belly view of manta ray M41
Manta M41
2006
Belly view of manta ray M45
Manta M45
2000
Photo Credit: Joyce & Frank Burek
Belly view of manta ray M52
Manta M52
March 2003
Photo Credit: Gary Barnes
Belly view of manta ray M57
Manta M57
Photo Credit: Mary Donato Currie
Belly view of manta ray M63
Manta M63
August 2009
Photos Credit: G.P. Schmahl
Belly view of manta ray M66
Manta M66
July 2009
Photo Credit: Neal Baltz
Belly view of manta ray M74
Manta M74
September 2010
Photo credit: Emma Hickerson
Belly view of Manta Ray M84 swimming to the leftManta M84
May 2013
Photo credit: Emma Hickerson
 



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