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BMC Zoology

Featured article: Sexual maturity of reef manta ray in captivity

In this article the authors report the first case of a male reef manta ray, Mobula alfredi, becoming sexually mature in captivity and present its reproductive characteristics.

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Aims and scope

BMC Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of zoology, including comparative physiology, mechanistic and functional studies, morphology, life history, animal behavior, signaling and communication, cognition, parasitism, systematics, biogeography and conservation.


Section Editors

  • Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario
  • Thomas Flatt, University of Lausanne
  • Herbert Hoi, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
  • Serge Morand, University of Montpellier
  • Laurence Packer, York University

Meet the editors

Thomas Flatt is Associate Professor at the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg. His main interest is the evolution and mechanisms of life history and aging. He is a Section Editor for BMC Zoology since its inception in 2016.

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The editors of BMC Zoology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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