Darth Ray-der

Meet Darth Ray-der, the not so typical Star Wars celebrity as you might think of. This beautiful manta was identified by Ryan Leinbach on June 30, 2012 along the Kona Coast of Hawaii.

We named him for our always burst-out-in-laughter and fun-seeking dive master and dear friend Christian Redman aka “Flipper”.

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Male

WINGSPAN

6-8 feet

MARKINGS

Markings look like a light-saber

IDENTIFIED BY

Ryan Leinbach

IDENTIFICATION DATE

06/30/2012

Darth Ray-der'S MARKINGS

Just like his namesake, notice Darth Ray-der's markings look like a light-saber that he always keeps close to his chest.

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