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Locating the animal that started this virus manta-raysEdit

Manta-ray gill raker plates is another possible "transition host animal" that could have helped transcribe the virus. https://time.com/4578166/traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-conservation-animals-tiger-pangolin/

"Unregulated TCM is not just dangerous for wildlife: it harms people too. One recent fad has been for manta-ray gill raker plates — the thin filaments these majestic creatures use to filter food from seawater. In China’s southern province of Guangdong, they can fetch $500 per kilo. But manta rays, which are on CITES Index II, are not rapid breeders. In fact, they typically produce one pup every two years, meaning this trade is especially destructive to their populations."

198.37.19.123 (talk) 08:15, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

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