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Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse searches for parasites in the mouth of a Reef Manta Ray

While a Hawaii Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus) searches for parasites in its mouth, a Reef Manta Ray (Mobula (formerly Manta) alfredi) hovers over a reef cleaning station off the Kona Coast, the Big Island, Hawaii, USA during the summer. This particular female manta with a missing left cephalic lobe has been observed by divers and snorkelers at Kona since 2001 is named Koi Ray.

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