Black Manta - MANTA - PALAU
Black Mantas Database

The unusual black or melanistic morph manta variation is almost completely brownish-black above and below, with a white and black spot belly pattern and is sometimes lighter around the mouth. Although they are sometimes seen feeding in the same area as regular mantas, the black morphs seem to be loners, who rarely join in feeding trains and in general keep to themselves. The largest black morph individuals in Palau have been observed around Ngardmau Channel.

  • Females A
  • Females B
  • Males A
  • Males B
Palau Black Females A - MANTA - PALAU
Palau Black Females A - MANTA - PALAU
Palau Black Males A - MANTA - PALAU
Palau Black Males B - MANTA - PALAU