Adopted by: Anonymous
ID Number: MA-MV-3746
Date First Sighted: 16th June 2015.
Location of First Sighting: Kuda Lhaimandhoo, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives.
Total Number of Sightings: 1
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
During our first encounter, we estimated that this manta was roughly 2.8 metres in width, from wing-tip to wing-tip. Based on the size of his claspers, we class this manta as a sexually mature adult.
He has no tail, and is missing his right clasper, suggesting he once sustained a major injured (perhaps a shark bite) that he survived and has healed from.