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Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
September 19, 2013
Dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays started appearing in apothecary shops in recent years, but there's been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered. Now, scientists have discovered enough differences to identify the giant manta and eight devil rays using the dried filters.
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