Manta Ray Cleaning Station

Moon Wrasse clean a Giant Manta Ray

A few small Moon Wrasse clean a Giant Manta Ray from Parasites.

My name is Daniel Sasse, a marine conservationist, the owner of Poseidon Dive Center Ao Nang Thailand and an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer. I have 25 years of experience in scuba diving, teaching and photographing wildlife.

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Moon Wrasse clean a Giant Manta Ray

Protecting our oceans must be our priority since every second breath we take is produced by our oceans.
The giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) is an endangered species in the family Mobulidae and the largest type of ray in the world. It can grow to a disc size of up to 7 m (23 ft) with a weight of about 1,350 kg (2,980 lb) but the average size commonly observed is 4.5 m (15 ft). They are filter feeders and consume large quantities of zooplankton in the form of shrimp, krill, and planktonic crabs.

Moon Wrasse clean a Giant Manta Ray
Moon Wrasse clean a Giant Manta Ray

The relationship between cleaner Moon Wrasse and reef fish has long been one of the textbook examples of mutualism, a partnership in which both individuals benefit. In this relationship, the cleaner wrasses set up “cleaning stations” where they eat parasites and dead skin cells off of willing reef fish

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