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Table 1 Yearly sightings frequency of manta rays at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago from 2002 to 2019

From: Sightings trends and behaviour of manta rays in Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil

ID (sex) Total number of sightings per year Total
2002 2003 2004 2005 2009 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
110 (F) 1              1
134 (M)           11 6 3 2 22
138 (F)          1 2 5    8
142 (F)          1 6 2 2   11
144 (F)         2   5 2    9
147 (F) 1              1
149 (F)   1             1
150 (F)    1            1
151 (F)    1            1
155 (M)           1 4    5
156 (F)           1     1
157 (F)       1         1
159 (F)             1   1
161 (M)              17 17
163 (M)              5 5
No-ID     1 2   1   10 11 4 9 7 45
Total 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 12 37 23 15 31 130
  1. Individual identification code (ID) and sex (M Male, F Female) are presented. Unidentified individuals (No-ID) consistent with species morphology and colouration were catalogued. The years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013 were excluded due to the absence of records of manta rays at FNA